Hyderabad: Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was defiant about the comments he made on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a couple of days ago.
Speaking at the TRS Parliamentary party meeting, on Saturday, he said he did not utter any unparliamentary words to describe or comment on the Prime Minister. "If the BJP partymen feel that I have used foul language against the PM, then it is their opinion. The BJP leaders are making baseless allegations against me. The Constitution, too, does not prohibit any person from commenting on the PM," KCR said.
Since the BJP was voted to power in 2014, it has failed to fulfill the promises made to Telangana, he said. "We urged the Central government that the right to allocate reservations based on caste should be vested with the state and not the Centre. That was not approved. We have asked for concessions for industries which was turned down. None of the promises made in the AP Bifurcation Act were implemented by the NDA government. Hence, I have asked all the TRS MPs to question the Prime Minister during the Parliament session about promises made to the state. They include Bayyaram iron factory, AIIMS, Kazipet Coach factory and reservations for minorities,” he said.
Taking a dig at the Telangana Congress party, KCR said that the bus yatra titled Praja Chaitanya Yatra is not attracting even 10,000 people in any region. He also questioned if the BJP exists in Telangana. The Telangana CM said that the NDA government only changed the names of existing welfare programmes and projects and did not introduce anything new. "People are vexed with the Central government. Hence, the TRS is in talks with like-minded parties to bring about a major change at the Centre," he said without specifying about which party he is in talks with.
Regarding the Special Category Status for AP, he said that the Central government must clarify about SCS. "If it was promised in the Bifurcation Act, then it must be granted to the state," KCR said.