Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday criticised the BJP, Congress and Telugu Desam for targeting the ruling party.
So when Union labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya and others called the TRS-sponsored survey “bogus”, Telangana CM said, “Your party has also conducted surveys. Were they bogus? The survey is not bogus, but damak (brain) is bogus. You are not able to digest the survey which is favourable to the TRS. Your stomach is filled with gas.”
“Characterless Telugu Desam, addressless BJP, outdated Communists” have no place in Telangana state, he said. “People yearn for the TRS as it has done well for them.”
As per DC, he also called AP CM N. Chandrababu Naidu a “cheat” for going back on waiver of loans to farmers in his state, asked him to mind his business in AP.
He challenged Congress MLAs to resign if they had the guts and contest again instead of demanding that the TRS get its legislators to resign.
“You people resign and prove if you have public support. Why should we resign? We have resigned umpteen times. I myself have quit several times. We are fed up with resigning. I will not be surprised if there will be a repeat of the GHMC polls results in the Assembly elections too,” he said.
He had addressed ministers at Telangana Bhavan on Monday. In presence of Ministers T. Harish Rao, A. Indrakaran Reddy, Jogu Ramanna, Tummala Nageswara Rao, he said: “Farmers suffered for ages for want of quality power. Farms dried up due to lack of water, agriculture pump sets got burnt due to low voltage. But it’s a thing of the past. From a mere Rs 5 lakh annual income through sand mining, we got `370 crores in 2015-16, Rs 432 crore in 2016-17 and we have now set a target of Rs 650 crore.”
He is also sure that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would back 10 per cent reservations to STs. Mr Rao said he would fight with the Centre if 12 per cent reservations for Muslims was not approved.