HYDERABAD: In an attempt to assert that the ‘right place’ for the TRS manifestos is the dustbin, former BJP general secretary P Muralidhar Rao, on Tuesday, binned the manifestos that the pink party released during the 2016 and 2020 GHMC elections, quite literally.
Alleging that the pink party manifesto lacked creativity and new strategies to develop Hyderabad, he tossed it into the dustbin. He also mentioned that the TRS is reproducing the same old document, and ridiculed it by asking if there was anything else other than cut and pasted content.
Speaking at a media conference, Muralidhar Rao took a jibe at Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for announcing freebies ahead of the GHMC elections. The senior BJP leader said that the TRS supremo was scared after BJP’s stunning Dubbaka bypoll victory and had hence announced SOPs to win the GHMC elections.
“People of Hyderabad will not trust the TRS. There is a huge antagonism against the pink party and this will be the base for BJP to emerge victorious in Telangana. A ‘tsunami’ is on the way,” he said.
Attacking the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), Muralidhar Rao said: “AIMIM has a history of demanding that Hyderabad State be merged with South Pakistan, and the BJP will not let people forget this. After it won five seats in Bihar, MIM MLA Akhtarul Iman refused to take an oath in the name of ‘Hindustan’. This is their behaviour after winning five seats. If in case the party wins 500 seats, it will permanently erase the name ‘Hindustan’.”
Alleging that the ruling party is helping AIMIM win elections in other States, he said: “It is not possible for the AIMIM to spread without the help of the pink party. TRS is a vote cutter party.”
Taking objection to Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s allegations of privatising LIC, he said that the TRS supremo was making baseless allegations.