CONGRESS ENEMY, SO IS TRS: AMIT SHAH
Kickstarting the saffron party’s campaign at Mahabubnagar for the upcoming elections, the BJP national president asserted that there was no question of alliance with any party in Telangana
IF the Congress party is enemy No.1 for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) which rules Telangana is no less an enemy, said BJP President Amit Shah as he brushed aside speculations of BJP-TRS bromance in Telangana. The BJP chief said “he was surprised” by the care taker CM K Chandrasekhar Rao’s move of going in for early polls which he said was in sharp contrast to his earlier stand of one nation-one poll.
Months after Prime Minister Modi had praised Rao for going on the path of ‘vikas’ (development), which gave the impressed of a budding relationship between the two parties, Shah picked up holes in the four-and-a-half years of governance of TRS. He said that the pink party’s performance has been poor and will not get the people’s mandate in the forthcoming elections.
‘’Nine months before the elections were actually scheduled to take place, why has KCR thrusted elections and expenditure of crores of rupees on the people of Telangana despite supporting one nation-one poll earlier ? It is only due to petty political gains that he has gone for early elections,’’ said Amit Shah.
Amid the heat and dust of electioneering which began the day Rao dissolved the state assembly, Shah kick-started his party’s election campaign in Telangana today. He took potshots at KCR on a host of issues from his superstitious beliefs due to which he hardly went to his office in Secretariat, to the family rule of the TRS and forgotten promises including the one where Rao had assured that a dalit would be made the CM after the first election.
With the pride of Telugus forming the basis of his attacks on KCR and MIM, the senior politician said that both the friendly parties are resorting to vote bank politics.
“KCR sends a proposal to centre for 12% reservation to minorities knowing fully well that the BJP-led NDA will never give its nod to reservations on religious lines. The people of Telangana know that if they vote for TRS, vote bank politics will flourish,” he stated.
Amit Shah, BJP national president, speaks at the public meeting in Mahabubnagar district on Saturday |