HYDERABAD: In his bid to raise tempo of TDP’s poll campaign in the run-up to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls, the party’s national general secretary Nara Lokesh on Friday began firing direct salvos at both Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and IT Minister KT Rama Rao.
“KTR should stick to his challenge that he would resign from the TS Cabinet, if the TRS fails to win 100 divisions in GHMC elections. Why should people vote for the TRS which failed to lay proper roads in the city?,” he said.
Lokesh, who began preparing his party’s candidates for the GHMC polls, released a CD on Friday with the campaign songs for the polls at NTR Trust Bhavan here. He also took part in a programme during which the TDP candidates for the GHMC polls pledged that they would work for betterment and honour of the party.
After the meeting, he addressed his maiden press conference for the GHMC polls. “Chief Minister KCR is confining himself to his farmhouse. He is not even visiting the secretariat. People have lost faith on KCR, who is a man of words not deeds,” he said.
Ridiculing the ruling TRS claim that it is a formidable political force in Hyderabad city, Lokesh questioned, “If the TRS is really strong in Hyderabad, why the party leadership is engineering defections from the TDP in the city?” Ridiculing the ruling TRS claim that it is a formidable political force in Hyderabad city, Lokesh said, “If the TRS is really strong in Hyderabad, why is it engineering defections from the TDP in the city?”
Lokeh then went on to predict that the TDP would emerge as a “kingmaker” in the GHMC polls.
Party Telangana unit president L Ramana, working president A Revanth Reddy, senior MLA E Dayakar Rao and others accompanied Lokesh during his meeting with the TDP candidates for the GHMC polls.