The media conference by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was an open call for war against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its policies that are governing the country. The Telangana Rastra Samiti (TRS) supremo didn’t mince his words while making a frontal attack on the BJP and its leaders, especially state leaders. Though most of his concerns were genuine, the timing of his attack has come under severe criticism. People have brushed away his words against BJP as mere rants of a frustrated politician!
KCR took on BJP on various issues that are haunting the nation – from price increase, inflation, falling of GDP, farm laws, paddy procurement, border issues, etc. “It is not BJP which will protest against state government, we will sit on dharna in New Delhi against the cess of petrol and diesel, procurement of paddy and also withdrawal of contagious farm laws,” he told.
The Telangana CM called upon all the elected representatives to fight against BJP and expose them, their failures as well as their failed promises. “The BJP government had promised 2 crore jobs and Rs 15 lakhs in everyone’s account, what happened to them. Over the last seven, the BJP is playing with the sentiments of the people. Whenever there is a need, their raise the border issue or communal issue. It is time that we expose them and put them in their place,” he said.
KCR said that they will be hold dharnas in New Delhi to expose the failure of BJP at national level as well as Telangana to inform the people that they are making false promises. He challenged the state BJP leaders to get the Union government to procure the paddy, especially broiled rice from Telangana and warned them not to make false promises with regards to paddy cultivation. “The Union government has clearly sent letter stating that it will not procure paddy for the next few seasons, and this was the reason, we were recommending farmers to go for alternative crops.
Unfortunately, BJP leaders in the state were thinking they are over smart and tried to blame Telangana government on this issue,” the CM mentioned.
He called upon the Union government to reduce the cess on petrol and diesel instead of asking the state government to slash value added tax (VAT). KCR made it clear that they will not reduce its tax share on fuel as it has not increased even a paisa on VAT over the last seven years. “If the Union government withdraws complete cess on petrol, it would be available for Rs 77 per litre only,” he observed.
The Telangana CM branded BJP government in the centre as inefficient, anti-farmer and unable to take care of the country. He pointed at the government’s inability to stop China’s transgression into Arunachal Pradesh!
Despite bringing out the facts, senior politicians, analysts, journalists and people are terming his address as mere venting out of frustration. “With BJP coming out with a major victory in Huzurabad by-election, and the party making inroads into rural Telangana, the CM is frustrated and unable to do the party spread. So this was one way to vent out his frustration,” a senior journalist in Hyderabad said.
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