Amid rising criticism from the BJP leadership against Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao over his recent comments
against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the issue becoming a rancourous debate, TRS MP Kavitha today clarified that sometimes leaders become victims of slips of their tongues when get emotional on key issues like farmers' suicides and welfare steps.
"It was not intentional, and we, the TRS leadership, are not turning mean or degrading to demoralize the Prime Minister," Kavitha said.
Kavitha's remarks assume importance as Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman fumed over KCR's comments against the PM during a meeting in Hyderabad yesterday, and sought an explanation from KTR.
Given that the TRS was aiming to take on the Centre on behalf of the agriculture sector, Kavitha claimed that the BJP was trying to gain politically on the issue.
"Even Narendra Modi had once said that six crore people of India had voted for him to become the Prime Minister which was wrong. Everyone makes some mistakes when talking sometimes," she said. "KCR might have used some strong words against the Prime Minister keeping in mind the farmers' problems. It was not intentional, and it was only to highlight the situation of the farmers which will be raked up in Parliament."
"The Centre has failed to focus on farmers' welfare despite repeated appeals from Telangana. The TRS MPs will raise their voices in Parliament for the implementation of the AP Reorganization Act and the demands of the Telangana government with regard to farmers' issues, ongoing projects and developmental programs," she added.