Not afraid of ED or Modi, says KTR as he claims prime minister should have been had Oscar nomination

He also asked why the people of Telangana should choose the Congress, which he claimed did nothing for the region when it was in power.

ByRaj Rayasam

Published Mar 15, 2023 | 7:57 PMUpdatedMar 15, 2023 | 8:01 PM

Telangana minister KT Rama Rao. (Supplied)

BRS working president and Telangana Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao on Wednesday, 15 March, described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an actor par excellence, and said he felt that had his name been sent, he would have won an Oscar.

Addressing a public meeting in the Jukkal Assembly segment in the Kamareddy district of Telangana, KTR said Moid had pulled the wool over the eyes of the people with his lofty promises of doubling the income of farmers, creating 2 crore jobs every year, and flush out black money languishing in foreign banks.

“He did not keep any of these promises, and that is why I call him a great actor,” said KTR.

Describing BJP as “Sani” — a bad omen — that has been sitting on Telangana, he wished that the state would be rid of it.

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No kowtowing to BJP

He said Modi had steamrolled his way to power in 2014 with lofty promises, but now he was plundering the entire country and transferring the loot to his friends’ accounts.

After taking his cut from them, he is using the ill-gotten money to split the Opposition parties and create chaos in the country.

Referring to the BJP unleashing investigation agencies like the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against the leaders of Opposition parties to force them to follow its diktats, KTR said that there was no question of kowtowing the BJP regardless of how intense its politics of vendetta turns in the future.

“We are not afraid of ED or Modi or Bodi. Only the culprits should be scared of the central investigation agencies. There is no need for us to submit to the BJP. We will settle the account with Modi in the elections,” he said.

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Congress on crosshairs

Exuding confidence that the BRS would win the next Telangana Assembly elections hands down, he said the people would decide who was corrupt and who was a paragon of virtue.

They would teach a fitting lesson to the BJP and the Congress and elect KCR — current Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, who is also the chief of the BRS and his father — for a third time, he said.

Taking the Congress to the cleaners, he demanded to know why the people should give yet another opportunity to it.

The Congress was in power for the last 55 years, but they could not do even one single good work for the people, he claimed.

Now, the Congress leaders are taking out padayatras, asking for a fresh mandate for them to rule the state, he said.

“The people had given the Congress 10 opportunities. Why should they give it another opportunity?” he asked.

He recalled how Telangana had suffered under the Congress regime in erstwhile Andhra Pradesh.

“They did not take up even one Lift Irrigation Project,” he said. He also called upon the people to elect sitting MLA Hanmanth Shinde with a huge majority.

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