Hyderabad: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has maintained that the accusation of the TRS president and Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao that it was practicing “politics of communalsim” was only intended to garner votes from the minority segments in the ensuing parliamentary polls.
Speaking to reporters here on Wednesday, the BJP’s state former president G Kishan Reddy described as ‘intemperate’ the language used in criticising the party and said the barbed attack only showed how KCR was rattled with the ‘overwhelming support of people for the BJP across the country. He argued that KCR had raised the issue of Hindutva all by himself, though none questioned or commented about ‘KCR’s Hindutva’.
He was confident that the people would vote in favour of Narendra Modi in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls as they did for TRS in the recently completed Assembly polls. Though the BJP had not yet begun its campaign, KCR started hitting out at the BJP. Trying to ward off the no-holds-barred assault by KCR at a public meeting in Nizamabad yesterday, the BJP leader sought to explain that Hindutva was not about performing poojas or yagas but it was a patriotic national building feeling. He accused the TRS chief of always “thinking about votes and his yesterday’s speech is also clearly to gain the votes of minorities and nothing else”.
Telangana movement has succeeded because of the sacrifice of many people and this credit should not go to the KCR alone, he said. Referring to TRS working president K. T Rama Rao’s statement that his party chief KCR had managed to get Telangana state only with two MPs in Lok Sabha, he challenged KTR for a discussion on the issue.
He said there was all round development in the country under the rule of BJP and villages were developed with the fund sanctioned by the Centre under MNREGA schemes and not by the state government, he said.
BJP had waived farmers’ loans for the first time and welfare schemes for the farmers were implemented by the BJP government alone.