Hyderabad: “Modi will not become PM again. There will be a hung parliament. Neither the BJP nor the Congress will get absolute majority. There will be a difference of only 20 to 30 seats between these two parties,” said Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao in a recent meeting held to review the progress of the Kaleshwaram project.
According to a senior official who attended the meeting, Mr Rao was confident that the Modi government had done nothing for Telangana state in the last five years. He said that when Mr Rao was asked who would be the next PM if it was not Mr Modi, the Chief Minister laughed, but did not answer.
Mr Rao also reportedly said that the “old days” will come back — a hint about 2004 when the UPA formed the government in which Mr Rao was a cabinet minister. It seems that Mr Rao is more inclined towards the Congress winning than the BJP.
Mr Rao also expressed displeasure at the BJP government for not doing anything for Telangana state. This time he wants to put a charter of demands before any alliance that wants his support, which may include national status for the Prana-hitha-Chevella Irrigation project, special funds for the development of backward districts, and construction of the Bayyaram steel plant in Khammam district....