TANDUR: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday went all guns blazing against Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Congress chief claimed that the government in Telangana was remote-controlled by the PM.
He also launched indulged in name-calling by referring to KCR as 'Khao Commission Rao' claiming that the CM has indulged in corrupt practices in the state. "You’ve done so much corruption that your name has become Khao Commission Rao. Narendra Modi has ruled Telangana with a remote control, the truth is you (KCR) can’t stand up to him because of your corruption," Rahul said.
Rahul claimed that the Prime Minister and the caretaker Telangana Chief Minister have entered into a "partnership" to ensure the continuation of the BJP and TRS rule at the central and state level.
"The TRS's aim is to ensure that Narendra Modi remains Prime Minister of India, and BJP continues to rule the country, and KCR rules in Telangana", he alleged.
He said that from backing NDA nominees in the Presidential and Vice-Presidential elections, to praising demonetisation and GST "under pressure, KCR had supported the Modi government on several occasions in the last five years.
Alleging dynasty politics being played by TRS, he said that when Telangana was formed five years ago, people dreamt of "bangaru Telangana" (golden Telangana), but claimed that after KCR became the Chief Minister only one family has been ruling the state.
"Under the TRS government, the dream "golden Telangana" had become "Golden 'kutumbam'" (Golden family)," he said.
The Congress is contesting the December 7 Telangana Assembly elections leading a four-party 'People's Front', while the TRS and BJP are fighting it alone.