Former Telangana Deputy Chief Minister and senior TRS leader Kadiam Srihari today lashed out at the BJP leaders in the state for indulging in "communal politics", claiming that they were trying to create "communal strife and hatred" to consolidate their party's position in Telangana.
Talking to the press in Warangal, Srihari accused the BJP of only creating trouble in Telangana instead of contributing meaningfully to the state's development.
"It is deplorable that the BJP is resorting to spreading hatred among the people of the state for electoral gains. The party seems to have no qualms in creating strife and tension just to win the upcoming MLC elections in the graduates' constituencies in the state. How can they be shameless enough to behave in this way? And why should the people support the party when it has done nothing for the state's development? It could not even manage to get funds for the state's flood-affected people," he alleged.
The leader also singled out BJP state head Bandi Sanjay Kumar, and assailed him for his comments against Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and the TRS.
"Bandi Sanjay has been making baseless allegations against the CM and the TRS. But the people will never believe his lies as they are well aware that the CM, who has launched numerous programs for their welfare, will aways stand by them. They also know that KCR will fight to ensure that Telangana remains a peaceful and secular state, unlike the BJP which is well-known for its communal ways," he said.
"The BJP and its leaders must stop resorting to cheap politics for political mileage. Mere mud-slinging against the government will not help the BJP win any elections in the state. They will realise this when the people teach them a lesson," he added.
The BJP in general, and Bandi Sanjay Kumar in particular, have been attracting much bad press for their comments against the TRS and its leaders. Recently, a TRS MLA accused Kumar of "barking like a mad dog"
after the latter made unflattering remarks about the TRS and the CM.