Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar today made a sensational claim about some MLAs of the ruling party, the TRS.
Speaking after welcoming some new leaders into the saffron party's fold, he alleged that the TRS was already plagued by infighting over positions in the "future cabinet" of TRS working president K T Rama Rao (who, many believe, will succeed current Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao soon), and claimed that three TRS MLAs were even planning to leave the party to form their own party if they did not receive cabinet positions.
Kumar then said that while the appointment of a new CM was an internal matter of the ruling party, it was not in proper form for the current CM to cite his ill-health as the reason for effecting such changes.
"While I hope the CM is recovering well from his lung inflammation
, and wish him a long and healthy life, I do not think he needs to publicise his ill-health in order to justify making changes within his party," he said.
The BJP head's comments on the CM's intentions to hand over the reins of the party to his son may have left some confused since they come days after he (Bandi) had proclaimed that the CM had "no plans to make his son, KTR, the next CM"
, and would try and retain the post of CM for himself for as long as was possible.
"KCR has no plans of making his son the next CM. He will himself hold the post for a few more years. However, he should be aware that he will not be able to retain power for too much longer, as the people of Telangana will put a halt to the anti-democratic and corrupt regime of the Rao family," he had said.
Kumar's constant jibes against KCR and the TRS government have landed him in a soup quite a few times in the past. Just a few days ago, a TRS MLA lashed out at the BJP leader
for making "false allegations" against the CM.