Telangana BJP head Bandi Sanjay Kumar today slammed Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for allegedly turning "a surplus generating Telangana" into a "debt-ridden" one.
Kumar also defended the recently released Union Budget of 2021-22 against the complaints that many leaders in the state had raised against it.
He claimed that both the CM and state Finance Minister T Harish Rao were happy with the budgetary provisions that had been made for Telangana by the Centre, claiming that if the two leaders had been unhappy with the same, they would have voiced their dissatisfaction and criticised the Centre.
"Those leaders who are complaining about the Budget, claiming that sufficient funds have not been allocated to Telangana, should know that both KCR and Harish Rao are satisfied with the funds, as they would have surely expressed their dissatisfaction with the same if they were not. They would have said that the Centre had been unjust to the state," the BJP chief said.
He also asked the CM and the leaders of the ruling party leaders to refrain from levelling "baseless allegations" against the Centre, and to instead provide constructive criticism to truly help the people of the nation and the state.
While the TRS has been tight-lipped about the Budget this year, the Congress leaders in the state have been relentless in their attacks on the same - TPCC head N Uttam Kumar Reddy had recently claimed that the state had been "left neglected"
, and former minister M Shabbir Ali had criticised it for slashing funds for minority welfare works