Telangana IT Minister K T Rama Rao. (Twitter/@trspartyonline)
HYDERABAD: IT minister K.T. Rama Rao and Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar exchanged war of words on Twitter on Monday over the issue of 'healthy competition' between Hyderabad and Bengaluru, the IT hubs of India.
It all started with Rama Rao's tweet on March 31 advising a Bengaluru entrepreneur to move to Hyderabad.
Rama Rao tweeted, "Pack your bags & move to Hyderabad! We have better physical infrastructure & equally good social infrastructure. Our airport is 1 of the best & getting in & out of city is a breeze. More importantly our Govt’s focus is on 3 i Mantra; innovation, infrastructure & inclusive growth (sic)."
Responding to Rama Rao’s remarks, Shivakumar on Sunday tweeted, "KTR my friend, I accept your challenge. By the end of 2023, with Congress back in power in Karnataka, we will restore the glory of Bengaluru as India’s best city."
To this, Rama Rao replied on Monday on Twitter, "Dear @DKShivakumar Anna, I don’t know much about politics of Karnataka & who will win but challenge accepted. Let Hyderabad & Bengaluru compete healthily on creating jobs for our youngsters & prosperity for our great nation Let’s focus on infra, IT&BT, not on Halal & Hijab (sic)."