Chief Spokesperson of the BJP's Telangana wing K Krishna Saagar Rao today condemned the statement issued by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, in which the latter had said that he would remain the CM "for the next ten years"
"The CM's comments, saying that he would retain his position for the next ten years, are shameful. How can he make such a statement before the next Assembly elections have even taken place? The remarks have revealed KCR's deeply undemocratic, feudal spirit," he alleged.
The BJP bigwig also alleged that KCR was "threatening" the leaders of his own party, the TRS, with expulsion from the party if they spoke of a change in guard in the state, in the future.
"The CM has even expressly asked the leaders of the TRS to refrain from making any statements about a change of guard in the state. His behaviour has highlighted the plight of democracy within the ruling party," he said.
"While there have always been speculations that the TRS is a four-men show all the way, the CM's comments have revealed to the people of the state that it is actually a one-man show," Krishna Saagar Rao added.
KCR comments are likely to have left many stunned, especially as rumours that his son, IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao, was set to succeed his father soon, had been doing the rounds for months now. Many prominent party leaders had even issued public statements
hinting at the change of guard, and had expressed their support for the move.