K Chandrasekhar Rao afraid of Asaduddin​ Owaisi, BJP is not: Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday slammed Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao for not celebrating Hyderabad Liberation Day, saying he was afraid of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi. 

IANS| Last Updated: Sep 18, 2016, 04:45 AM IST
K Chandrasekhar Rao afraid of Asaduddin​ Owaisi, BJP is not: Amit Shah

Hanamkonda: BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday slammed Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao for not celebrating Hyderabad Liberation Day, saying he was afraid of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi. 

He said that if the BJP comes to power in Telangana state, they would celebrate the Hyderabad Liberation Day without being afraid of anyone. He said it was shameful that Rao is supporting a party that was founded by Kasim Razvi.

He also targeted Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government for not allowing the schemes launched by the central government from reaching the people in the state and alleged that the ruling party is spending the money to buy MLAs from other parties. 

Shah was addressing a public meeting in this town in Warangal district to mark Hyderabad 'Liberation day', marking the day in 1948 that erstwhile Hyderabad State had merged with the Indian Union following "Police Action", as the Indian military operation against Nizam's army is popularly called. 

Shah said Karnataka, Marathwada and Telangana had to wait a year longer for independence as Nizam let loose his army of 'Razakars' on the people. He said the 'Razakars' committed excesses and killed thousands of people in villages. 

"While Maharashtra and Karnataka officially celebrate liberation day, it is unfortunate that Telangana Chief Minister KCR feels ashamed to celebrate it," he said. 

Shah said KCR was afraid of Owaisi and was doing vote bank politics. "KCR feels Owaisi will help him in remaining in power. KCR should understand people's sentiment. People of Telangana have made you CM and not Owaisi," he added.