Demonetization: Congress Says Naidu, KCR Will Fall
The Congress said that the PM and the two CMs would not survive the upcoming elections post-demonetization.
Hyderabad | 29th November 2016
Alleging that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu pushed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demonetize the two high value currency notes, Congress senior leader V Hanumantha Rao claimed that Narendra Modi would face the same fate as former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as Naidu had misguided him, too, to go for early polls, before defeat.
Speaking to the media at Gandhi Bhavan on Tuesday, Hanumantha Rao said that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao's, Naidu's and Modi's terms unofficially came to an end with demonetization.
The Congress leader demanded that KCR reveal details of the "deal" between him and Modi to the public. He also asked the Telangana CM's itinerary of the latter's four-day trip to Delhi.
Describing the "aftermath" of the demonetization as something worse than that of Emergency, Rao bemoaned that poor BCs, SCs, STs and minorities, too, had to stand in serpentine queues at banks and ATMs for hours to draw money.
Finding fault with the Media, VH alleged that they were publishing news reports supportive of Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, Chandrababu Naidu and KCR.
"Are we not leaders? Why is the media not publishing our news? I asked TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy to launch a newspaper and a TV channel to voice our views. Congress leaders are ready to contribute towards launching the news agency," he said.
Ridiculing TRS cadres for observing November 29 as "KCR Diwas" commemorating his role in the Statehood movement, the AICC Secretary said that deification of the CM was an unhealthy practice, and several people besides KCR were part of the movement.
"Did we not fight for separate Telangana State? This State was created because of all who participated, and not only because of KCR," he lamented.
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