The Telangana Rastra Samiti (TRS) which is celebrating 20 years of party formation is having its plenary sessions in Hitex, Hyderabad. The city has been decked up for the vent and over last fortnight many leaders and party cadre having working for this mega event. As anticipated the party chief and Chief Minister of Telangana K Chandrasekhar Rao once again became the president of the party.
Even as KCR traced the achievements in the state with TRS rule, he also took this as an opportunity to take a dig at YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and claim that the people of Andhra Pradesh were looking upto KCR and TRS to come to their state and even rule AP as well! After the introduction of Dalit Bandhu, KCR claimed, that many people in AP were asking him to come to their state and contest elections, so that after TRS wins that state could also have schemes like Dalit Bandhu.
KCR went on to say that the state of AP was reeling under electricity supply problem and was facing severe power shortage. “Whereas Telangana has become a power surplus state in the country,” he pointed out. He also said that AP had severe coal shortage and this was also the reason for power crisis.
But going by the pulse of the people, the general public say that they were never interested in another state leader to rule their state! “KCR must be doing a good job for their state, but his party and he himself are dedicated to Telangana and they have no say on other states including AP. It is unfortunate that he is imaging such things and trying make his illusions into a reality by uttering them in public meetings,” said Kamalakar Rao, senior NGO activist based in Vijayawada.
It is not just the people, ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) leader and minister Anil Kumar Yadav retorted to the claims of KCR and dubbed it as a stunt to impress people of Huzurabad which is going to by-election. The minister said coal shortage is not just specific to AP, entire country is reeling under the coal shortage. “Today AP is termed as the number one state in implementation of welfare schemes, it is not right on part of KCR to claim that they were doing much better and hence people were inviting him to AP,” Anil Kumar Yadav said.
The AP minister concluded by saying that anybody was welcome to establish political party in AP and contest elections, there are no restrictions and objections from anyone. “But let us see what the result would be after the elections,” he added.