TRS Will Bring In Razakar Rule Again: Amit Shah
The BJP President accused TRS boss KCR of practicing the politics of appeasement through his close proximity and understanding with the MIM.
Hyderabad | 15th September 2018
BJP President Amit Shah accused TRS President and Caretaker Chief Minister of Telangana K Chandrashekar Rao of practicing the politics of appeasement through his close proximity and understanding with the MIM, and asked whether the people of Telangana wanted to hand over the state to the Razakars again by electing the TRS in the upcoming elections.
Shah, who arrived in Hyderabad today to kick-start his party's election campaign, was addressing the media, and spent a good part of his time criticising KCR.
Asserting that BJP was against "politics of appeasement" and "vote bank politics" the likes of which he said were being witnessed in the state, he said that the new state was formed on the slogan of the self-respect of the people of Telangana, but the TRS' minority appeasement was going completely against that, as seen by the party choosing to avoid declaring September 17 as Hyderabad Liberation Day to placate the Owaisis, and wondered whether this is what the people deserved after their struggle for statehood. Voting for the TRS whose loyalties were determined purely by its self-interests would bring another Razakar rule to Telangana, he claimed.
Shah also said that given its administration of the state during the last four and half years, it was quite doubtful that the TRS would come back to power again. There was no need for KCR to advance the elections in the state when they could be clubbed with the Lok Sabha polls in nine months from now, and that itself showed that KCR was not confident of winning the elections, especially since KCR had supported the BJP's initiative for common polls just a few months back, he said. It was a criminal waste of public money to advance the elections, and KCR was doing it just for his family and himself, Shah said.
He then spoke of how KCR and his TRS administration had failed to implement the promises made before the previous elections like jobs for the unemployed youth, double-bedroom houses for the poor, land for dalits etc. He also reminded the audience of how farmers in Khammam were arrested and handcuffed for demanding minimum prices for their crops, and how dalits in Sircilla were tortured for opposing the sand mafia.
Shah also alleged that many progressive and welfare programs launched by the Narednra Modi government for the poor, the backward classes and the farmers were being either not implemented or put in cold storage in Telangana. He also pointed out that under the 13th Finance Commission during the Congress regime Telangana received Rs. 16,597 crores, while under the 14th Finance Commission during the present BJP regime, the state had received Rs. 2.3 lakh crores.
Shah also wondered how a Chief Minister could stop going to the Secretariat on sentiments and superstitious beliefs.
Shah then targeted the Congress, ridiculing it for trying to come back to power in the state by forging an alliance with the CPI and the TDP. "One cannot forget the manner in which the Congress bosses had humiliated late AP CM T Anjaiah, as also the shabby treatment meted out to late Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao after his death. The same Congress also divided Andhra Pradesh without any foresight and without following a proper scientific manner, thus subjecting the new state to numerous problems," he said, pointing out how the three new states created during Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's rule were progressing well.
The BJP president assured the people of Telangana that his party was committed to the welfare of the people, and sought their support and cooperation in strengthening the hands of his party. He also said that the BJP would contest all the seats in the state on its own, and that there was no question of any understanding or alliance with any party. He also rubbished the talk that the TRS was having a tacit understanding with the BJP.
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