Congress, BJP use religion in politics, alleges KTR
Deccan Chronicle.| A. Ravindra seshu
Both not interested in development works, says minister
A file photo of minister K.T. Rama Rao. (Photo:DC)
Khammam: IT minister K.T. Rama Rao launched a scathing attack on the Congress and BJP, alleging they were undertaking divisive politics on casteist and religious lines in Telangana in the run-up to next year’s polls.
"Congress is invoking caste to come to power. TPCC president Revanth Reddy is openly saying that Congress will come to power if Reddys vote for it. At the same time, TRS Minister P. Ajay Kumar is stating that the party wants the welfare of all scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, minorities and backward classes," he said.
He questioned the end goals of both the parties, alleging they were only interested in coming to power but not in undertaking developmental works.
Singling out the Congress, he said that its appeals for a chance to be elected must fall on deaf ears as it had failed to provide basic amenities to the needy in 50 years of its rule.
"A person, who killed his parents, appealed to the judge to forgive him because he was an orphan. Congress’ appeal is like that," he said.
The senior Congress leader said that the TRS is committed to extending assistance to the economically weaker sections and developing the state on all fronts. He urged people to think about their votes and leave emotion out of it. He also hit out at the BJP for its "masjid politics."