SIDDIPET: In an unlikely kind of criticism, TRS leader T Harish Rao called Congress president a ‘Goebbels baba’, referring to the infamous Nazi propaganda minister of the Third Reich. Rao’s criticism was that Gandhi, who had recently campaigned in Telangana, had lied to people through his speeches. He said Gandhi did not even bother to cross-check the veracity of the information in his speeches, implying that this was propaganda.
Harish Rao made these comments on Monday while touring Husnabad, Cheryala and Gajwel constituencies. “Rahul Gandhi lied when he said the Kaleshwaram project had cost Rs1 lakh crore instead of its true cost of Rs 80,000 core. He also lied about Pragathi Bhavan - he claimed it cost Rs 300 crore but it was built for Rs15 crore,” said Rao. He also demanded that Gandhi apologise for his lies.
‘Naidu is boss of Goebbels’, says BJP
Vijayawada: Meanwhile, Goebbels seems to be the flavour of the season when it comes to criticism of opponents. BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Monday criticised AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu as the ‘boss of Goebbels’ in a government that resembled Adolf Hitler’s regime in Germany. Madhav made these comments at a protest against the AP government in Vijayawada.
‘Future belongs to regional parties’
Hyderabad: Coming down heavily on both the BJP and the Congress, TRS MP B Vinod Kumar on Monday said national parties such as the two would face problems in the future as regional parties would take centre stage. Reacting to BJP general secretary Ram Madhav’s allegations of corruption in Telangana, Kumar said that graft had been minimised in the last four years.