Hyderabad: Upping the ante against the Opposition parties, IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao on Wednesday likened the Congress leadership to the Pakistan cricket team with every player pulling in a different direction.
He stated that even those who cannot win votes from their own family members were Chief Ministerial candidates in the Congress. On the TDP, he declared that the party’s downfall started when TRS was founded by its president and Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao.
He was addressing leaders and activists of the Congress and TDP from the erstwhile districts of Mahabubnagar and Nalgonda who joined the TRS at Telangana Bhavan on Wednesday.
Rama Rao said the Congress leaders were making contradictory statements without coordination between themselves like the Pakistan cricket team. “While one leader in the Congress says the party is ready for polls, another files cases in courts to stall elections. To put an end to such baseless allegations and meaningless actions of Congress and other Opposition parties, the TRS had dissolved the State Assembly to seek people’s mandate,” he added.
Doubts on promises
Raising doubts over the commitment of the Mahakutami to fulfil its promises to Telangana people, the Minister said promises being made by TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy were not viable to be implemented. He felt that even if a couple of promises can be implemented, one cannot trust TDP president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu who objected to every major project taken up by the Telangana government for the State’s development.
“With Chandrababu Naidu in the team, there is no question of justice to Telangana State. It is high time that people decide whether they want Telangana’s self-respect or want to remain slaves to New Delhi and Amaravathi,” Rama Rao reiterated. He also ridiculed the promises being made by the BJP State leaders who promised to pay house rents and suggested that the BJP must first deposit Rs 15 lakh into bank accounts of people as promised during the 2014 polls.
Rama Rao urged the party activists to work hard in the next 60 days to ensure TRS victory and the party will ensure an effective administration for the next 60 months. He said that under the leadership of Chandrashekhar Rao, TRS was working for future generations of Telangana State and not just for elections. He rubbished the allegations of the Congress leaders over removal of names from the voters’ list and wondered why the TRS would resort to such things as it would benefit the party to win elections with bigger margin.
Gutta Sukhender Reddy, MP, Devarakonda TRS candidate Ravindra Kumar and other leaders were present. Arya Vysya community president Uppala Srinivas Gupta and his aides were welcomed into the TRS fold.