Congress bigwig and former minister Mohammed Ali Shabbir today asked Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao to officially merge his party, the TRS, with the BJP, claiming that the TRS was anyway implementing all the "anti-people policies" brought in by the BJP-led union government.
He made these comments in reaction to the CM's decision to support the Centre's new farm Acts.
Assailing the CM for his volte face on the issue of their implementation, he said, "The CM first enacted the drama of opposing the new farm laws, and even supported the Bharat Bandh
called for by the farmers protesting the laws. However, he then took a U-turn and announced his support for the very same laws. What is more, the CM also took a U-turn on the implementation of the Ayushman Bharat Yojna in Telangana which he had opposed earlier on the pretext that the alternative, the Arogyasri scheme, was more comprehensive. It is now clearer than ever before that the TRS has been working as the B-team of the BJP. Therefore, instead of pretending to be opposed to the BJP to cheat the people, KCR should officially merge the TRS with the saffron party, once and for all."
He added that TRS-BJP merger would be the best New Year's gift for the people of Telangana as they would realise that Prime Minister Modi and KCR were equal partners in deceiving them.
The Congress leader claimed that KCR had always supported all the decisions made by the Prime Minister.
"He was the first CM to support the decisions introducing demonetisation, the GST, the CAA and the Triple Talaq Bill, and the scrapping of Article 370 as well. The TRS' MPs even voted for BJP's candidates in the elections for the President, Vice President and Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, and abstained from voting during the No-Confidence Motion passed against the Centre. So, it is clear that the TRS' recent opposition to the new farm Acts was little more than a sham. There is no difference between the BJP and the TRS as they are both anti-people parties," he said.
"It would benefit both the TRS and the BJP to merge as there are a lot of similarities between PM Modi and CM KCR. They are both inaccessible to the people, and are adept at making false promises. While Modi is making new laws to benefit the corporates, KCR is implementing schemes that will help only the contractors. Further, where the PM shattered the country's economy through demonetisation and the implementation of the GST, KCR has ruined the state with his hurriedly-implemented land registration reforms. Both of them are implementing anti-minority policies as well," Shabbir Ali added.