Rama Krishna Sangem
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a direct attack on BRS supremo and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) by leveling charges of corruption and running a family rule in Telangana. PM Modi called for a BJP Sarkar in Telangana in the coming assembly elections slated to be held in November-December this year. He gave a slogan of “Ab Ki Bar, BJP Sarkar” at a public meeting in Warangal on July 8, Saturday.
Modi’s crisp less than three hours long tour to Warangal is primarily meant to launch several developmental schemes like – a railway wagon overhauling factory, a mega textile park and extension of some highways – all at a cost of around Rs 6,200 crore. According to local BJP leaders, this is the first time a PM came to Warangal, heart of northern Telangana, after 30 years – as then PM PV Narasimha Rao came here three decades ago.
But, the mood at the meeting and the focus of speeches of PM and other BJP leaders looked like it is launching the party’s campaign for the assembly elections. One major objective of the entire meeting appears to be removing the impression that since recently BJP has come close to KCR led BRS in Telangana. Right from Etela Rajender to Bandi Sanjay and Kishan Reddy to PM Modi, all harped on one point – that BJP will defeat KCR in the coming elections.
“KCR’s government is most corrupt”: Modi
PM Modi in his sharp attack against CM KCR saying that BRS government in Telangana is the most corrupt one in the country. Modi who began his speech in Telugu words, carried it in Hindi, without any translation. “BRS leaders everyday are doing only four things -One, abusing Modi and the Central government, two, perpetuating their family rule, three, indulging in corruption and four, spoiling development in the state,” he said.
The PM said that the corruption of KCR government has reached Delhi and wondered how two political parties or two governments can join hands for corruption deals. He said that the central investigating agencies are after the BRS scams and that they cannot escape. Modi reeled out statistics of his government’s schemes for Telangana in the last nine years and alleged that KCR government has failed to fulfill its promises to youth, farmers and unemployed.
Newly appointed BJP’s Telangana president Kishan Reddy, Union Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, former BJP state unit president Bandi Sanjay and BJP Telangana election committee chairman Etela Rajender too spoke at the meting. They too used their speeches to convey a message that there won’t be any understanding between BJP and BRS. BJP;s all senior leaders including Prakash Javadekar, party’ election in charge too were present.
Crowds mobilization is not that big as was claimed by the leaders two days ago, but those who turned up are in good spirits, occasionally screaming “Modi!, Modi!” that we see in PM’s meetings abroad. Modi devoted most of his 30 minute long speech to attack CM KCR and BRS, and only in one instance took on Congress, saying some parties come to people before elections with some guarantees. “But, we are not like them,” he said.
Ruling BRS gave a boycott call against PM’s tour in Warangal saying he failed to fulfill promises like railway coach factory in the city.