Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has invited the wrath of Telangana protagonists with his latest remarks on state bifurcation that “no match is over till the last ball is bowled”.
Telangana votaries, including his ministerial colleagues, on Thursday came down heavily on Kiran Reddy for using cricket terminology to express his views against bifurcation.
Minister D Sridhar Babu did not agree with the comment of his boss and said, “The game is over. The CWC resolution was the last ball and there can only be a replay now.”
TJAC chairman Prof M Kodandaram said, “Even if the chief minister hits a sixer (for the last ball), he can’t win the match.”
TRS MLA T Harish Rao said, “It is the time for the chief minister to go back to the pavilion as he has lost the match.” He said the last ball would getting the Telangana bill passed in Parliament.
Meanwhile, Kiran Reddy, who is considered the star batsman of Seemandhra, has also won accolades.
Minister Ghanta Srinivasa Rao said, “The match is half way through. We will fight till the last ball is bowled and we are sure we will win the match.”