It seems Telanagan Rastra Samiti (TRS) working president and state IT & industries minister KT Rama Rao doesn’t lose out any opportunity to criticise Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi! He once again made a strong comment on recent event in which the PM participated. In fact he called the act of Modi as mere election gimmick!
KTR made a straight and strong attack at PM Modi having lunch with the workers of the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor during the project’s launch. KTR Sharing a Juxtaposed screenshot while in one part it is seen PM Modi with the workers having lunch and in the other part, the plight of migrant labours during the pandemic could be seen on his Twitter handle.
He tweeted, “Wonder where this love & empathy was when millions of migrant workers were walking hundreds of kilometres. In fact, Govt of India coerced the states for train fares for shramik rails.”
This is not the only time KTR is making frontal attack on BJP and its leaders. The IT minister recently has been on the forefront in attacking the BJP amidst the heightened conflict both at the Union government and the state with regards to paddy procurement. After right-wing Hindu factions threatened to cancel stand-up comedians Munawar Faruqui and Kunal Kamra’s events in Bengaluru, he stated the comedians have an “open invitation” to perform in Hyderabad.
KTR took the advantage of the situation to welcome people to Hyderabad, asserting that the TRS regime is more cosmopolitan than Bengaluru and that the TRS government is tolerant of opposition.
“I am just saying that to people listening from Bengaluru or those people who are from Bengaluru, you claim to be a cosmopolitan city, and then you end up taking comedy very seriously. We (Hyderabad) are a truly cosmopolitan city who are welcoming of all cultures, welcoming of criticism.
You can come here, criticise the government… in fact, we receive a lot of brickbats from ouropposition every day. We are very tolerant,” he said.
Yet another take on the Union government is that KTR has written a letter to the Union government urging it to withdraw its decision to increase GST on handlooms and textiles from January 1!