KTR lambasts Nadda, says govt has no role in Bandi's arrest
Deccan Chronicle. | DC Correspondent
KTR challenged Nadda to answer first about the promises made by PM Modi of providing houses to all poor by 2020
K.T. Rama Rao (Facebook)
HYDERABAD: Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) working president K.T. Rama Rao on Wednesday came down heavily on Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) national president J.P. Nadda for his criticism and allegations made against the TRS government and Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao. Rama Rao countered every allegation made by Nadda during his visit to Hyderabad on Tuesday.
Terming the BJP as ‘Bakwas (rubbish) Jumla (empty promises) Party’, Rama Rao challenged Nadda to answer first about the promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of providing houses to all poor by 2020, providing electricity, drinking water, toilets to all by 2022 and doubling of farmers' income by 2022.
Describing CBI, ED and IT as partners in BJP-led NDA government at the Centre, Rama Rao said, "Anyone who questions 'jumla' of BJP, they resort to 'hamla' (attack) on them. They misuse the CBI, the ED and the I-T department to target and harass their political rivals."
Referring to Nadda's allegation that Kaleshwaram irrigation project had become an ATM for Chandrashekar Rao and that the TRS government was indulging in huge corruption, Rama Rao said, "The BJP-led government at the Centre itself gave a written reply in Parliament in the recent winter session stating that no instances of corruption were found in Kaleshwaram.
"Nadda says KCR has lost his mental balance. After seeing the Centre's reply on Kaleshwaram in Parliament, Nadda should now tell who lost mental balance, Modi or union jal shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekahwat or his deputy Bishweswar Tudu, who gave this written reply," Rama Rao said.
Referring to Nadda's criticism that Mission Bhagiratha failed to supply drinking water in Telangana, Rama Rao displayed the statements given by the Centre, a few union ministers, and the Niti Aayog certifying and praising Telangana of being the only state in the country to achieve 100 per cent piped water supply to all households in the state.
Rao denied the state government's role in BJP Telangana president Bandi Sanjay's arrest and jail. "He violated Covid norms to stage a protest. When the police asked him to stop, he hit his head on the wall. The police were forced to arrest him. If Bandi (vehicle) is damaged, he can get another bandi for free, but if gundu (bald head) is damaged, he cannot get another," Rama Rao said.