Hyderabad: Caretaker irrigation minister T. Harish Rao created a political flutter on Friday after he talked about quitting politics. The statement gained significance in the backdrop of his supporters saying he was being sidelined. Mr Harish Rao made these comments while addressing people at a function in Ibrahimpur, a village he has adopted, where he was felicitated for bringing in development. Locals took out a huge rally in support of Mr Harish Rao and passed a unanimous resolution that they would vote only for the minister in the upcoming election as a token of gratitude.
Mr Harish Rao who turned emotional at the show of affection said, “I feel like quitting politics now when I am enjoying enormous love and tremendous support. I will continue to serve you irrespective of whether I will be in politics or not.” His comments created a political furore in the TRS. His supporters claim that Mr Harish Rao was upset with the party leadership for sidelining him to clear the way for the elevation of Mr K.T. Rama Rao, son of TRS president and caretaker Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, as CM.
Mr Harish Rao, who has been giving interviews to various TV channels of late, is being asked a common question: Whether or not he would be willing to work in KTR's Cabinet. Mr Harish Rao has offered a standard reply: He was ready to work with anyone as directed by his boss, Mr Chandrasekhar Rao. Mr Harish Rao’s supporters claimed that he was not only being sidelined in the party.