Senior AICC secretary RC Khuntia called the Telangana CM, K Chandrasekhar a ‘Dalal’ of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that Telangana came into being only due to Congress and its leader Sonia Gandhi.
Stating that #Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao was a “dalal’’ of PM Narendra Modi, senior #Congress leader @rckhuntia said that Telangana came into being only due to #Congress and its leader Sonia Gandhi.https://t.co/Nto9ILfjfj
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Further berating Rao, Khuntia said, “Back then (when the Telangana agitation was going on), Chandrasekhar Rao fell at the feet of Sonia Gandhi while Rahul Gandhi stood by her side and he wanted to dissolve his party and join Congress. But our party did not agree then and that was a mistake.’’
In an interaction with The New Indian Express, Khuntia questioned the TRS government why it failed to generate investments in the State. Listing out failures of KCR-led TRS government, Khuntia said the State government could neither keep up its assurance of granting 12 per cent reservation for minorities nor provide reservations to SC/STs. He furthered lambasted by comparing the State’s investment to that of Odisha saying, “States like Odisha got investments to the tune of Rs 4 lakh crores. In the last four years, what investment has TRS government brought to the State? Presently, there is a burden of Rs 2 lakh crore on the people of Telangana,’’ he said.
Taking a jibe at the IT Minister, KT Rama Rao, senior Congress leader Khuntia alleged that Tech giants like Apple and Samsung who were initially interested in investing in Telangana backed out due to certain ‘conditions’ put forward by the IT Minister. He alleged that corruption, in the form of kickbacks, was the reason for these two companies to back out.
Taking on Chandrasekhar Rao over the Rythu Bandhu scheme, Khuntia said that the caretaker Chief Minister should declare how much money was actually given to farmers and what was the amount he spent only on advertisements for the scheme, both in national and local media. He went on to say that during the TRS rule, sand and liquor mafia have had a field day.
Khuntia continued his attack by blaming the government for mismanagement of government jobs. He said that while nearly 1.5 lakh government posts remain vacant the Government is more interested to fill up the posts in the police department so that they can harass their opponents by registering false cases.
Commenting on the early dissolution of the State Assembly by the TRS supremo K Chandrasekhar Rao, Khuntia said that Rao dissolved the party due to the fear psychosis created by the recent visit of Congress president Rahul Gandhi to Telangana. While expressing confidence that the grand old party would decide on its candidates, alliances and formation of election committees by end of this month, Kunthia superciliously predicted that KCR will also meet a similar fate as many earlier tall leaders, like even Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who had failed miserably after advancing polls.