Modi Throws KCR's Demands In Dustbin: Congress
Shabbir Ali alleged that KCR met Modi and Amit Shah only to legitimize the huge expenses that his party leaders and he had incurred for their Delhi visit.
Hyderabad | 5th September 2021
Accusing the TRS government in Telangana and the BJP government at the Centre of making a mockery of the Centre-State relationship, the Congress on Sunday demanded a White Paper on how the Centre had responded to the representations made by Telangana in the last seven years.
Former minister and senior Congress leader Mohammed Ali Shabbir alleged that the BJP and the TRS parties had taken the spirit of federalism to new lows with their governments adopting an informal approach to public issues.
"Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao met Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a courtesy and submitted a bunch of 16 representations. It was nothing but a formality as none of them had any pre-briefing on the issues to be discussed in the meeting. KCR had submitted similar bunches of representations during his earlier visits to New Delhi. The petitions submitted by KCR now will meet the same fate as the previous ones, and will all remain unresolved," he said.
The Congress leader demanded that the CM release a White Paper on the representations made to the Centre in the last seven years and the Centre's response to those submissions.
He also demanded that the Centre release the details of funds and aid granted since 2014 to each state, and claimed that that would expose the injustices done to Telangana.
Shabbir Ali alleged that KCR met Modi and union home minister Amit Shah only to legitimise the huge expenses that his party leaders had incurred using public money for their Delhi visit.
"KCR, some ministers and some TRS leaders went in a chartered flight paid for by the government to lay the foundation for their party office in Delhi. That was a misuse of public money, and they tried to legitimise the expenses by making a few representations to union ministers," he alleged.
The Congress leader also claimed that the BJP and the TRS were secret allies, and operated on the dictum of "galli mein kushti, Delhi mein dosti", and advised Telangana BJP President Bandi Sanjay to wind up his padyatra as his party's friendship with KCR has been "exposed".
"While Bandi Sanjay was threatening in Hyderabad to send the KCR family to jail, KCR and Modi were doing 'chai pe charcha' in Delhi. It is high time that both parties stopped misleading the people. TRS should merge with the BJP or officially join the NDA," he said.
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