BJP leader and Nizamabad MP Dharmapuri Arvind today lashed out at Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for allegedly causing the state to accrue a debt of Rs 4 lakh crore in order to ensure that the latter's family could "pocket" Rs 1 lakh crore.
Speaking to the media at the party's office in Hyderabad, Arvind also claimed that Rs 500 crore had been spent on the CM's recent birthday celebrations, and said that the amount should have been spent on strengthening the state instead.
(The MP's comments come days after state BJP head Bandi Sanjay Kumar's. The latter too had slammed KCR
for allegedly turning "a surplus generating Telangana" into a "debt-ridden" one.)
He also launched a scathing attack on the CM and other officials in the state for allegedly encouraging Rohingya migrants to stay in Telangana "illegally".
"The constant influx of Rohingya refugees is a challenge the entire country is dealing with. However, in Telangana, under the rule of KCR, they are being encouraged to stay. In flagrant violation of Aadhar registration rules, the state's officials are issuing Aadhar cards to them without even taking their biometric information. Passports are also being illegally issued to the refugees in Nizamabad by the officials concerned," Arvind alleged.
"Why isn't IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao addressing the issue openly? He can easily answer the questions raised by the Opposition and the people of the state using his Twitter," he added.
(The BJP has brought up the issue of the inflow of Rohingya refugees into the Old City area before as well. While campaigning for the GHMC elections, Bandi Sanjay Kumar had even said that the party would execute a surgical strike on the Old City
if it won the elections, and would send all the Rohingyas and Pakistani nationals living in the area back to their respective countries.)
He then lashed out at the other leaders of the ruling party, and mocked them for being "lackeys" of the CM and his son - he claimed that they were not even angered by the "insulting treatment" meted out to them by the father-son duo. He added that the people of the state were fed up with the TRS' misrule, and were ready to teach both KCR and KTR a befitting lesson by driving them out of power.
The MP also targeted Home Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali for the lawlessness in the state, and lambasted the latter for "not even knowing the meaning" of law and order.
Many leaders in Telangana have assailed Mahmood Ali for the deterioration of law and order in the state following the brutal murder of advocates
Gattu Vaman Rao and P V Nagamani. TPCC head and MP N Uttam Kumar Reddy had recently called the minister "a dummy"
who had "no control over the state's police administration".