The grandson of former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao, BJP leader N V Subash, today alleged that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had cheated the former PM's family.
He accused the CM of cutting his aunt, the former PM's daughter Surabhi Vani Devi, a raw deal by deciding to field her from a "losing seat"
- the Hyderabad-Mahabunagar-Rangareddy graduates' constituency - for the upcoming MLC elections.
(The claim, unfortunately for the TRS, does not seem entirely implausible, considering the fact that the party had repeatedly failed to clinch the seat in the 2007, 2009 and 2015 elections.)
The former PM's grandson claimed that the decision to field Vani Devi was the result of the party's attempt to "appropriate" Narasimha Rao's legacy.
"The CM wants to divide the votes of the Brahmin community in the state, in the upcoming elections. He also wants to benefit from using my grandfather's legacy," he said.
In a tweet that captured Subash's intense displeasure with the decision, he shared an article on the matter, and wrote, "After BJP, now KCR appropriates Narasimha Rao’s legacy, fields his daughter in MLC polls. KCR playing ‘dirty politics ‘ knowing that TRS is a sinking ship (sic)."
BJP MLC candidate for the seat N Ramachandra Rao also claimed that the CM had roped in Vani Devi to benefit from Narasimha Rao's legacy.