Telangana caretaker chief minister and Telangana Rastra Samithi chief Chandrasekhar Rao had a reason to make fun of his rivals. He is known at hurling abuses as his rivals, be it during the Telangana movement or now at the next round of elections. He is selective in picking up his words, which are popular and part of the daily conversation of the masses. His speech, a pack of popular vocabulary, goes well with the masses.
Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign in Telangana, KCR returned the criticism to the Prime Minister and the BJP leaders. He said both the BJP and the Telugu Desam Party were in alliance for more than four years. “Prime Minister Modi and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu were friends for more than four years. They together conspired against me,” KCR told the people.
He referred to the infamous Note for Vote case and alleged that both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and AP chief minister Chandrababu Naidu together have hatched the plan to destabilise the TRS government. “MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi had told me about this conspiracy over the phone. His phone call alerted me against this conspiracy and I could save my government,” KCR said attributing the case to the prime minister for the first time.
While people believe that the prime minister had tried to bring peace between Chandrasekhar Rao and Chandrababu Naidu in this case and had advised Naidu to leave Hyderabad as a compromise, KCR’s fresh allegation of Modi’s hand in this comes as a shocker.
If Modi was also part of the Note for Vote case and the conspiracy to destabilise the TRS government, what prevented KCR from exposing Modi’s role for all these years is a big question. What prevented him from proceeding further in the case and expose the guilty is also to be explained.
Politics are politics and leaders have their own style of criticising the rivals. But, when KCR attacks his rivals, it is only the intellectuals who raise objections while masses take it and own it. That is the advantage that the TRS chief enjoys.