BJP National Vice President D K Aruna today criticised Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for saying that he would remain the CM for the next ten years
She alleged that he had not appointed his son, IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao, as his successor as the CM feared that Health Minister Etala Rajender would float a new political party if the announcement in the change of guard was made.
Speaking at a press conference at the BJP office, Aruna said, "Fearing that Etala Rajender would float a new political party if he promoted his son KTR to the post of CM, KCR dropped the idea of doing so."
"The fear that the announcement would lead to major disunity and unhappiness within the ruling party has kept the CM from making his son the next CM. The people would not have accepted the move anyway, since the TRS is known for being corrupt. It has committed many irregularities using its irrigation schemes," she charged.
The BJP leader also expressed her extreme displeasure at the remarks KCR had made at his recent public meeting in Halia in Nalgonda district.
(The CM likened a group of protesters, who wanted to hand him a representation at the meeting, to dogs. This prompted the Opposition to demand that he apologise to the group
at the earliest.)
She also made a thinly veiled reference to Y S Sharmila's new party, and said that the launch of a new party in the state was an irrelevant development, and claimed that everyone knew who had pushed for its creation (she, in all likelihood, meant the CM, here).