Telangana caretaker IT Minister K T Rama Rao on Thursday lashed out at Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo N Chandrababu Naidu and questioned his decision to give Nandamuri Suhasini, the granddaughter of former CM NT Rama Rao, a ‘losing’ ticket like Kukatpally for the upcoming polls in the state.
Addressing a large gathering during a roadshow in Kukatpally, KTR said, “If Chandrababu Naidu really loves the Nandamuri family, why didn’t he appoint Suhasini as a Minister in Andhra Pradesh, like he appointed Lokesh?”
Continuing to take a jibe at Naidu, KTR asked if the TDP chief would have made Lokesh contest from Kukatpally. “He did not, because he knows that Kukatpally is a losing seat. Naidu wants to make Suhasini a scapegoat and later wants to restrict her brothers (Jr NTR and Nandamuri Kalyan Ram) from entering into politics,” he said.
The TDP has fielded Nandamuri Suhasini as the constituency also has several voters who have their roots in the state neighbouring Telangana and have settled in the city. Suhasini is the candidate for the People’s Front alliance comprising the Congress, TDP, Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) and CPI.
Talking about the alliance, KTR dubbed it ‘unethical’, adding, “NTR’s soul would be troubled seeing this.”
KTR also said that the TRS had been in an alliance with the TDP in the past only because the latter assured support separate for the separate state of Telangana.
“Naidu is asking why he is being criticised. Was he not the one who tried to poach TRS MLAs? Was he not the one who wrote letters to Centre, creating hurdles in irrigation project works?" he asked.
KTR sought the support of the people asking them to vote for TRS and said, "Development in Kukatpally will come to a halt if TRS doesn’t come to power.”
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