"PV Narasimha Rao addressed a public meeting at the Asam Jahi Mills ground and went on to become the Prime Minister. Now, KCR is addressing a meeting on the same grounds, and he will become the Prime Minister, just like PV did," said E Dayakar Rao, the Panchayath Raj Minister, at a public rally on Tuesday. To this, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, who was also present at the rally, said that he has no desire to become the Prime Minister. “I am not interested. I have no desire,” said the leader at a public meeting on the Asam Jahi Mills ground in Warangal.
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) President was campaigning for a party candidate when he said that he wants to see a Federal Front, comprising of non-Congress, non-BJP parties, forming government at the Centre to address the real problems of the country, which both the national parties have failed to solve in last 70 years. “There are many bifurcation issues that have still not been resolved and only the Federal Front government can resolve them,” said KCR.
KCR, as he is widely known, said he would like to contribute to bringing a qualitative change in national politics.
Urging people to elect 16 Lok Sabha candidates of TRS, leaving Hyderabad for its ally AIMIM (All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen)
'Modi should apologise to Telangana people'
KCR also demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should apologise to the people of Telangana for speaking lies.
He was referring to Modi's claim at a BJP rally in Hyderabad on Monday that the Centre had given Rs 35,000 crore to Telangana for various projects.“That is a lie. We have got only Rs 24,000 crore, which is a fraction of the amount the Centre got in various taxes collected in Telangana,” said the Chief Minister, who further added that Telangana was contributing Rs 1 lakh crore to the Centre's share in taxes every year while the Centre was giving only Rs 24,000 crore to the state.
"The state is giving you Rs 76,000 crore… Modi is indulging in drama by making misleading statements. He should know that he wears the crown in Delhi because of the taxes collected from the states. Only five or six states contribute a huge amount and Telangana is one of them. Delhi is dependent on us and not the other way round,” he added.
KCR took exception to Modi's personal remarks about him and said the Prime Minister had stooped to the level of a village sarpanch.
He said both the BJP and the Congress hurl accusations at each other to divert the nation's attention from their failures as well as from the real issues such as poverty, unemployment and remunerative prices for farmers.
"One says PM 'chor hai' and the other says 'maa beta zamanat pe hai'. Do people want this?" he asked.