Telangana BJP in-charge Tarun Chugh today assailed Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for allegedly plundering the wealth and resources of the state.
Speaking to the media after visiting Mancherial district's Srirampur area and interacting with the people there, Chugh claimed that the saffron party would soon be strong enough to "liberate" Telangana from the "monstrous" rule of the TRS.
He then launched a scathing attack on the CM, and alleged that under his guidance, the Telangana government was indulging in rampant corruption. He added that it was also encouraging the growth of anti-social elements in the state. (Here, Chugh was most likely referring to the alleged involvement of a TRS leader in the recent murder of two advocates
"Under the rule of KCR, the criminals of the state are running scot-free. The police, of course, only toe the TRS line, and do not do much to restore law and order in the land. The CM and his family also indulge in massive corruption, and have been looting the state ever since they came to power," the BJP leader said.
He also alleged that KCR's daughter, MLC K Kavitha, was responsible for committing large-scale irregularities in the Singareni Collieries Company, a PSU held jointly by the state government and the Centre, and said that the BJP would demand that a CBI probe be launched into the matter at the earliest.
Chugh and Kumar attended the Chhatrapati Shivaji Sankalp Sabha held today, where several Congress leaders and workers from Komaram Bheem Asifabad district's Kagaznagar, including party leader Palvai Harish Kumar, switched over to the saffron fold.
Speaking at the meeting, Chugh expressed his appreciation for state party chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar, and said that the BJP had been getting stronger under the leadership of the latter.
His words of praise for Kumar come after the BJP registered a significant rise in popularity across the state - the party gave the TRS a run for its money by winning the Dubbaka by-election
, held in November 2020, and with its spectacular performance
in the GHMC elections, held in December last year.