Prime Minister Narendra Modi had appealed to the Telangana voters to give his Bharatiya Janata Party a chance to govern the State. He also advised the people to end the family rule of the Telangana Rastra Samithi headed by caretaker chief minister Chandrasekhar Rao. He took a dig at the KCR family for captivating the State and enjoying the fruits of new State, while people across the State were suffering.
Modi, visiting the Telangana two days after the visit of BJP president Amit Shah, alleged that KCR was a product of Telugu Desam Party and the Congress, which are known for anti-people and anti-development. He tried to scare the voters of both the TRS and the Congress-TDP led alliance. He alleged that these two teams would loot the State.
On BJP’s strength to form its own government either in Telangana or in Andhra Pradesh, Narendra Modi said that there was no need for the parties or people to be at the mercy of TRS or TDP. He wanted people to free themselves and the States from these parties which are known for family rule. He termed the fight between Chandrababu Naidu and Chandrasekhar Rao in Telangana as a friendly match, while the BJP was trying to liberate people.
He sought to blame the Congress, TDP and the TRS, which are responsible for bifurcation of the State without clarity. While drawing comparison between the States created by the BJP and the State of Telangana created by these parties, Modi wanted the people of Telangana to prosper like in other States. He said that both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh were still having problems because of the mishandling of the bifurcation.
Prime Minister Modi told the people that BJP is the only answer to every problem that the people were facing in the two Telugu States. However, as the BJP is visibly limited its presence to a few Assembly constituencies of Hyderabad and had failed to emerge as an alternative despite the party being in power at the Centre for more than four years, one wonders whether the people would take Modi seriously now.