Modi has a disease, can‘t see development: KCR

HYDERABAD: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made remarks against the chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao during his election campaign for the BJP, the TRS president described Modi as one suffering from a disease.

“Are you not getting round the clock free power supply?” he asked the crowd at an election public meeting at Narsapur on Wednesday. When the people responded with a loud ‘Yes’, KCR said: “Then does Narendra Modi have some disease that he cannot understand this? Being in a big position, he should speak with more responsibly,” he said.

He also asked the crowd if they were getting water from the Mission Bhageeratha scheme and when they responded that they were being supplied with drinking water, he quipped: “Then why couldn’t Modi see this yesterday?”

Chandrasekhar Rao recalled a meeting he had with Narendra Modi in the past. “After serving me tea, when he asked me what else could the government do, I suggested that he should do something for farmers. He could not muster the courage to think of doing something big for farmers,” he said explaining how the state government introduced Rythu Bandhu and other schemes were helping farmers.

During his visit to Telangana on Tuesday when he addressed public meetings campaigning for BJP candidates, Narendra Modi had also criticised the Telangana government for not signing up for the centre’s “Ayushman Bharat” health scheme for the public. “That is a bogus scheme. To sign up for that one should not even have a two-wheeler. That means, they expect that everyone should be beggarly to get the benefit,” he said. KCR said the state government’s health schemes were extremely good as the free eye check up under Kanti Velugu benefitted more than 91 lakh people so far. Medical teams will also do ENT and dental check ups soon.

At the public meeting, KCR announced that former Congress minister Cheruku Muthyam Reddy of Dubbaka who joined TRS recently would be appointed chairman of the State Level Farmers Coordination Committee.

Chandrasekhar Rao urged voters to understand that if they voted for the Congress, all decisions will be taken in Delhi. “Even if one has to go to the toilet, Congress leaders will have to take the nod of their bosses in Delhi,” he said.
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