Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Chief Spokesperson Dr Dasoju Sravan on Wednesday alleged that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao was pursuing the formation of a 'Third Front' only to facilitate the 'crowning' of his son, KT Rama Rao, as the next CM.
Addressing a press conference at Gandhi Bhavan, Sravan said KCR's sudden move to launch a 'Federal Front' had nothing to do with his plans to enter the national politics.
"KCR's victory in 2014 elections was accidental and therefore, he is still considered a non-entity in national politics. After acting as a pawn into the hands of Prime Minister Narender Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah for the last four years, KCR has now started speaking against them," Sravan alleged.
Sravan also claimed that it was the rising popularity of Congress President Rahul Gandhi and TPCC President Uttam Kumar Reddy in Telangana that forced KCR to think about his own political future.
In order to divert people's attention from his failures, KCR is now talking about 'Third Front' so that he could escape Telangana's affairs by making his son KTR the Chief Minister. He said the entire game plan is a conspiracy hatched in connivance with BJP leadership to split anti-Modi votes in next elections.
"TRS is playing dubious politics in not supporting the no-confidence Motion against BJP in the Parliament. The TRS agitation in the well of the House of Parliament is an attempt to obstruct a discussion on the no-confidence motion," Sravan alleged.
Sravan also said that if KCR was really sincere in giving reservation to various communities, proportionate to their population, then he should first implement it within his own party.
Similarly, Sravan demanded that he should implement caste-based reservation in his government. He said these changes do not require any amendments in the Constitution and KCR could implement them without any legal or bureaucratic hurdles, to prove his sincerity.
The TPCC spokesperson also said, "KCR has been an ardent supporter of Modi since the beginning. He was the first CM to support demonetisation. He backed the BJP in implementation of GST. He supported BJP candidates in Presidential and Vice-Presidential elections. KCR was an undeclared ally of BJP Government till a few days ago. Before launching his new front, KCR must explain to the people the 'secret pact' which he had with PM Modi and what led him to break the pact."
Sravan said that the success of Congress' Praja Chaitanya bus Yatra had rattled KCR, who expected a smooth win in the next elections.
"KCR has sensed defeat in the next elections. Therefore, by triggering the talk of 'Third Front', KCR is preparing the ground to quit his post for his son," he alleged.
Sravan also slammed KCR for taking a special flight to Kolkata. "KCR should not waste public money to pursue his political goals," he said.