Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday said he would return the gift to his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N. Chandrababu Naidu by campaigning against him in his state.
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) President did not rule out his party contesting elections in the neighbouring state.
“Anything is possible,” he said when asked at a news conference if TRS would contest the polls in Andhra Pradesh or support any party against Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party (TDP).
KCR claimed that his party received one lakh messages from Andhra Pradesh, requesting it to focus on the politics in their state.
Naidu had campaigned aggressively in Telangana Assembly elections in support of the TDP candidates and its ally Congress.
“When he can come here, why can’t I go there? Chandrababu Naidu said he wants the welfare of Telugu people. Can’t I work for the good of Telugu people?” he said.
“He came to us with a gift. We will return the gift. If I don’t return the gift, he will say Telangana has no manners,” KCR added.
The TDP won two seats out of 13 it contested in Telangana. The Congress-led People’s Front was crushed by the TRS, which won absolute majority.