TRS Is BJP's Ally, KCR Modi's Agent: Congress
The Congress alleged that KCR and the TRS had exposed their friendship with the BJP by abstaining from voting on the No-Confidence Motion in Lok Sabha.
Hyderabad | 21st July 2018
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President N Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and his party the TRS had exposed their friendship with the BJP by abstaining from voting on the No-Confidence Motion in Lok Sabha on Friday.
Addressing a press conference along with MLA A Revanth Reddy and other Congress leaders at Gandhi Bhavan, Reddy said that KCR had once again proved his loyalty to the BJP and Prime Minister Modi by abstaining from the voting.
"The TRS MPs did not at least talk about the injustices by the NDA government to the state, during the debate. None of the promises made in the Telangana bill were fulfilled, but the TRS MPs failed to raise any of those issues, including those pertaining to a steel plant at Bayyaram, a tribal university and a Railway Coach Factory. The TRS MPs also remained mute when PM Modi strongly criticised the very formation of Telangana itself. However, the Prime Minister himself endorsed that it was the Congress which granted statehood to Telangana and that KCR had played no role in its formation," Reddy said.
Reddy pointed out that the Congress had been speaking for long about a secret pact between the BJP and TRS, and by not voting against the Modi government or even speaking strongly against it, the TRS had confirmed the pact.
"KCR has been a Modi supporter right from the beginning. He was the first Chief Minister to support demonetization and GST. The TRS voted for the BJP's candidates in the elections for the President and the Vice-President of India, preferring BJP candidates with RSS backgrounds over Babu Jagjivan Ram's daughter and Dalit icon Meira Kumar and Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Gopalakrishna Devdas Gandhi," he alleged. Congress president Rahul Gandhi, during his last visit to Telangana, had rightly described KCR as "Chota Modi", Reddy said.
The Muslims should understand KCR's pro-BJP and pro-RSS tints at least now, he added. The TRS MPs had an excellent chance to raise the issue of 12% Muslim reservation in the Parliament yesterday but they chose not to, showing once again the party's loyalties.
He said that the TRS stand during the No-Confidence Motion had also exposed the MIM which was an ally of the TRS. While KCR supported BJP and Modi, the MIM supported KCR and TRS, which meant that voting for the TRS or the MIM would be equal to voting for the BJP, he said.
Reddy also appealed to the Christian community and those hailing from Seemandhra and living in Hyderabad to understand the true colours of KCR and the TRS.
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