Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samiti supremo and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday announced that he would launch a national party after assessing the results and political situation, once election results are declared.
Mr Rao made this announcement at his first public meeting at Karimnagar to mark the start of his election campaign. He has always believed that Karimnagar is lucky for him because he was first elected to the Lok Sabha from Karimnagar in 2004 and had announced that a separate state of Telangana would be formed, which eventually became a reality in 2014.
While announcing that the new party will be born after the results of the general election on May 23, he said, “Karimnagar is proven as Lakshmigadda for me. Whatever task I have taken up from here has turned into reality. Today, I am announcing that if necessary I will launch the new party for a Congress, BJP Mukt Bharat.”
Mr Rao’s speech seemed to be angled in the direction of setting a national agenda for him to enter national politics after the general election.
Highlighting the failures of the Congress and the BJP, he said when other nations like China, America and Japan, with meagre resources are developing enormously, India is lagging behind in terms of development due to hopeless parties like the Congress and the BJP who fight on religion.
Referring to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a thief, and in turn Mr Modi calling Sonia Gandhi and Rahul as people roaming while on bail, he questioned what the nations of the world will think listening to them.
Regarding the national agenda of the party, he stressed the need to bring structural changes and reforms in the judiciary and administration and for that the people of Telangana must elect all the 16 members who are contesting in the coming Lok Sabha elections.
He said that Telangana state will have to become a driving force to bring a qualitative change to national politics and it has to become a role model for all other states in the coming days.