KTR On Jagan: After having commented on the status of roads and administration in Andhra Pradesh under Chief Minister YS Jagam Mohan Reddy, Telangana Minister for IT and Industries KT Rama Rao stepped back to pacify all those who were angry with this remarks and clarified that his remarks about Andhra Pradesh were not meant to hurt anyone.
Minister KTR took to his Twitter handle and said that his innocuous comments made at the meeting caused unintentional pain to his friends in Andhra Pradesh. He further added that he enjoy a great brotherly equation with YS Jagan.
He tweeted as “It appears that an innocuous comment that I had made at a meeting earlier today may have caused some unintentional pain to my friends in AP. I enjoy a great brotherly equation with AP CM Jagan Garu & wish that the state prospers under his leadership.”
Earlier, KTR’s comments at a property show of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI) in Hyderabad on Friday had evoked strong reactions from several Ministers in Andhra Pradesh. They had condemned KTR for the remarks and asked him to withdraw the same.
While highlighting how the basic infrastructure has significantly improved in Hyderabad over the last seven years, KTR said people appreciate the value of this when they visit other states.
He said his friend, who went to a neighbouring state to celebrate Sankranti at his native place, shared with him his experience during the stay. KTR said the friend told him that he stayed in the village for four days, there was no electricity, no drinking water while roads were in bad condition.
“He also suggested that I arrange a few buses and send people from here to the neighbouring state as then only they will realise the value of the work being done by the government in Telangana,” KTR said.
Andhra Pradesh’s Education Minister Botsa Satyanarayana was quick to hit back at KTR. Botsa Satyanarayana stated that he personally experienced power cuts during his stay in Hyderabad and claimed that he had to use a generator at home.