Launching a scathing attack on Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), BJP National President Shri Amit Shah on 15 September, 2018 charged chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao with resorting to vote-bank and minority-appeasement politics. The TRS supremo owes an explanation to people for going to polls nine months ahead of schedule and imposing a huge financial burden on the people, he said.
Addressing a press meet at the BJP party office at Nampally, Hyderabad and later a public meeting at Mahabubnagar, Shri Shah said KCR decided to go for early polls to pave way for his son to become chief minister. “Chandrasekhar Rao supported ‘one-nation and one-poll’, but he changed his stand and this came as a surprise. He put additional burden by forcing a small state to bear a huge expenditure for two different polls, Assembly and Lok Sabha, within nine months and without reason. I want to ask the TRS chief why you put such a burden on the people of Telangana,” he asked.
Is TRS not confident of winning the elections if held on schedule in April-May next year? he asked.
Taking on KCR, the BJP President said the Telangana government has failed at every front be it law and order or development. He also accused the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) of doing politics of vote bank and appeasement in the state.
Urging people to vote for the BJP this time, he said that vote bank politics will continue in the state if the same government comes back to power. “Is it not appeasement politics to propose 12 per cent reservation for minority? They know that our constitution does not allow reservation based on religion. If the same govt comes back to power, vote bank politics will continue in the state,” he said.
“Is TRS ready to make a Dalit CM if it retains power in the assembly elections? In 2014, KCR promised that a Dalit would be CM if TRS comes to power. He forgot the promise, but Dalits won’t. KCR should make it clear whether he will make his son or a Dalit CM if he returns to power,” the BJP President asked.
He further said, “Under the 13th Finance Commission, Telangana got Rs 16,597 crore which was increased to Rs. 1,15,605 crore under the Modi government. BJP is committed for the development of Telangana.”
Stating that BJP has no alliance with any party in Telangana, Shri Amit Shah said BJP would contest all 119 assembly seats in the state and vowed that BJP would emerge a decisive force in the state. “We will give a tough fight to both Congress and TRS. BJP will not project any leader as CM candidate,” he said.