Modi slams KCR ‘family rule‘ in Mahbubnagar

MAHBUBNAGAR: Prime Minister on Tuesday launched an attack on what he described as family rule in and asked voters to ‘pack off KCR‘ by rejecting TRS in the December 7 assembly elections.

Addressing a massive public meeting in Mahbubnagar town, Modi said both the TRS and Congress were two sides of the same coin. “I could not help but chuckle when Sonia Gandhi, with Rahul Gandhi sitting beside her, criticised family rule of Telangana,” he said referring to the recent public meeting they addressed in .

While neither Sonia nor Rahul took KCR‘s name at the meeting, Modi directly attacked him, calling him a ‘ghulam‘ or slave of chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu and Sonia.

Only in August, KCR had met Modi in Delhi and the two had discussed the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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At the time, sources had said that the Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was open to a post-poll alliance with the Bhartiya Janata Party(BJP) next year. However, after dissolving the assembly in September, KCR had openly attacked both BJP and Congress and said Telangana Rashtra Samithi(TRS) was a secular party that could never join hands with BJP.

At the rally on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “KCR has failed to deliver what was expected of him by the people of Telangana because he worked with two entities who do not know what governance is.”

To drive home the point, Modi asked the crowd if they had got the two-bedroom houses promised by the Telangana government and the crowd shouted “No”.

Urging the people to give BJP an opportunity to form the next government in Telangana, he said growth and development of the state would be faster. He promised that every family in the country would be provided a house by 2022. In the last four years, the Centre provided 1.25 crore houses, the PM said.

The Prime Minister said both Congress and TRS were trying to divide people on caste and religion lines. “Why didn’t Congress increase reservations for Muslims? And why does KCR also indulge in such politics?” he posed. He said both the Congress and TRS were playing vote-bank politics.

“KCR only knows how to talk big and make tall claims,” he commented pointing out that the funds under the finance commission provided to Telangana were more under the NDA government than the UPA of which KCR was a minister. “The Congress should stop shedding crocodile tears for Telangana,” he said and told the audience that the Centre was executing infrastructure projects worth ₹30,000 crore in Telangana.

Without mentioning AIMIM, he said some people were claiming to be the ones who call the shots whoever the chief minister is.

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