TPCC head and MP N Uttam Kumar Reddy today assailed Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for skipping a meeting of the NITI Aayog which was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, yesterday.
Reddy said, "As the Chief Minister of Telangana, KCR should have participated in the meeting to raise issues concerning the state and its development. By skipping the meeting, however, he has sent a clear message that he is either uninterested in the issue of the state's development, or that he has completely surrendered to the Modi government and has given it the freedom to do whatever it wishes to in our state. While the CMs of the other states presented wish-lists of the things they wanted for their respective States, CM KCR decided to give the meeting a miss, and asked Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to attend it in his stead."
"It is unfortunate that the CM did not go for the NITI Aayog meeting. Yet, he never misses an election or party meeting. This shows that all he is interested in is retaining power at all costs, and not in developing the state. That is why he never treats Telangana's administration and governance as a priority. The people of the state are stuck with a CM who only hides at his palatial bungalow or in his huge farm house, and never seems to have time to meet people to listen to their grievances and resolve them," he said.
The TPCC head also slammed the TRS for its alleged alliance with the BJP, and accused the two parties of only "pretending" to be rivals by targeting each other. He claimed that they were actually shielding each other's failures and scams.
He then challenged state BJP President Bandi Sanjay Kumar to write a formal letter to his party's government at the Centre seeking a CBI and Enforcement Directorate-helmed probe into the corruption charges against the KCR government, and asked KCR to address a press conference denouncing the new Centre's farm laws if the rumours about the BJP-TRS pact were untrue.
Speaking about the brutal murder of lawyer couple
, Gattu Vaman Rao and P V Nagamani in Peddapalli district, he said both the CM and IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao had both displayed their insularity by failing to even condemn the murder.
Reiterating the Congress' demand for a CBI enquiry into the Peddapalli incident, he explained the need for the same by claiming that the Telangana police was likely to hush up the case as, he believed, several top leaders of the ruling party were involved in the ghastly murders.