TRS ministers lash out at Shivraj Chouhan for baseless criticism of CM
Deccan Chronicle.| dc correspondent
They said Madhya Pradesh was no match to Telangana on any parameter. They dared Chouhan to come for a public debate on development schemes
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan DC Image
Hyderabad: Ministers T. Harish Rao, Gangula Kamalakar, Allola Indrakaran Reddy, Talasani Srinivas Yadav and TRS MLAs on Saturday lashed out at Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for his criticism of Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao while in Hyderabad on Friday.
They said Madhya Pradesh was no match to Telangana on any parameter. They dared Chouhan to come for a public debate on development programmes and welfare schemes undertaken by TRS and the BJP state governments. They accused Chouhan of 'backdoor' politics as he had toppled an elected Congress government to become the Chief Minister while Rao enjoyed absolute public mandate.
Speaking to the media here on Saturday, Harish Rao asked Chouhan to point out at least one development programme or a welfare scheme being implemented in his state that was better than Telangana. He mentioned several welfare programmes and innovative people-friendly measures launched by the TRS government.
Kamalakar said TRS leaders and cadre were maintaining restraint despite BJP leaders using derogatory and abusive language against Rao and his family members.
"Would he have come out of Hyderabad airport and participated in programmes in the city if TRS had given a call to obstruct him? He could return safely to Madhya Pradesh. We treated him as our state guest. He should realise that a large number of people from Madhya Pradesh are migrating to Telangana for their livelihood as they see no hope during his rule," he said.
Indrakaran Reddy asked Chauhan to first know where Telangana and Madhya Pradesh stand in GSDP. "There is no comparison between Telangana and MP on any issue. I challenge Chouhan to come for a debate on agriculture, welfare schemes, development and prove that MP fares better than Telangana on any one front," he said.
Srinivas Yadav asked Chouhan to realise and accept which state was employee-friendly. MLA A. Jeevan Reddy said BJP national leaders were merely reading the 'script' written by their Telangana leaders.