HYDERABAD: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao availed the occasion of his party's thumping victory in Palair bypoll to send a message to the opposition parties: “Prove your allegations or perish.”
“Right from the fifth day after I assumed office, the Opposition has been making baseless allegations. The Opposition is mad in their attack,” the Chief Minister told reporters.
Seizing the moment of victory Chandrasekhar Rao sent a strict warning asking the Opposition parties who had been attacking the government to prove their allegations.
“If they fail to prove, I will slap defamation cases against them. Prove or perish,” the CM's warning was clear.
Speaking on Palair victory, Chandrasekhar Rao said that from a meager 4,100 votes in 2014 Palair elections, the pink party has increased its share of votes by 24 times, getting over 95,000 votes in the recently held byelections in Palair.
“In just two years, TRS won the hearts of people,” Chandrasekhar Rao added.
Speaking about the drought fund released by the Centre, the Chief Minister said, “The Central government released just Rs 74 crore for drinking water against our request of Rs 350 crore.”
I told the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, that Telangana was ahead of the Centre in implementing the drought relief works.”
‘TRS is a popular government, and people are embracing it again and again’
Hinting at the party’s future in Telangana, Chandrasekhar Rao said that popular governments across the country were winning successive elections. “Narendra Modi won thrice in Gujarat. The ruling party in Odisha won four successive terms and that in Madhya Pradesh, won thrice. Mamata Banerjee and Jayalalithaa won the second successive term in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, respectively. People are embracing popular governments again and again,” Rao said.
‘Naidu spreading lies in New Delhi’
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao accused his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Nara Chandrababu Naidu of spreading lies in New Delhi. During a meeting with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, Naidu had said that during the bifurcation, Andhra Pradesh has lost Hyderabad which had an annual revenue of Rs 60,000 crore. To this, Chandrasekhar Rao said: “The entire Commercial Tax revenue of the Telangana state this year is expected to be Rs 42,000 crore. How can Hyderabad alone earn Rs 60,000 crore as claimed by Chief Minister Naidu.”