HYDERABAD: Reverting to his old fashion as a leader spearheading Telangana movement, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao hurled choicest abuses against the Opposition leaders calling them as ‘jokers’, ‘ghosts’, ‘idiotic’, ‘bankrupt’ and calling Congress as ‘hermaphrodite’. Not only this, Rao doubted the very existence of the Left parties in the state.
Reacting to the HC’s interim judgement on regularisation of power employees on Wednesday, Rao squarely blamed the Congress for filing cases in courts and obstructing the progress of the state. As many as 194 cases including 164 cases on irrigation projects were filed in the courts, Rao said and blamed Congress for the same. Cases were filed against regularisation of employees, dependent jobs in SCCL, nurses and others involving around one lakh families, Rao said. He wondered whether the Congress garner votes by stopping projects and denying rightful payment of wages to the contract employees.
PM willing to hand over Bison Polo grounds
KCR said PM Narendra Modi was willing to handover Bison Polo grounds. “We will construct Telangana Secretariat, Assembly, Council Hall and also Telangana Kala Bharathi,” Rao said.
No personal stand on Gorkhaland
When asked about the separate statehood demand of Gorkhaland, Rao said he could not express his personal view on that. On his relations with the BJP, Rao said that there should be cordial relations between the Centre and State. He, however, hastened to add that TRS did not join hands with BJP.
Prove allegations, KCR tells Left parties
On the Left parties allegations on his son KT Rama Rao’s office of profit issue in Himanshu motors, Rao wondered: “Do the Left parties exist in the state?” He, however, said he was not interested in such silly things. “We are not here to hear false allegations. If you have guts, prove it,” Rao dared Left parties and added that there was no room in the government for such things.
Modi positive on Muslim quota
On providing reservations to Muslims, Rao said the Bill passed by State Legislative Assembly reached the Home Ministry. “When I discussed the same with the PM recently, I understood that Modi is positive. I will discuss the issue with him in my next visit on Venkaiah Naidu’s swearing in ceremony as Vice-President on August 11. Once, I get the clarity on Centre’s stand, then the government will proceed further including option of impleading in the TN’s case in SC,” Rao said.
“Congress is playing mean politics and it is trying to stifle the voice of the state”, Rao alleged and appealed to the Opposition party “let us not curse our own state”. He alleged that Congress was making an ‘unsuccessful attempt’ to come to power by slapping cases. There is no future for Congress, Rao said and termed the recent allegations by Congress leader Jayaram Ramesh as ‘idiotic’.