Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah attacked Telangana Chief Minister K Chadrashekhar Rao for bringing the elections in the state ahead of schedule.
“Elections were supposed to be held in May 2019 here. Modi-ji says if elections are held together it’ll save expenses. I ask KCR why did he pre-pone elections?” the BJP chief said.
“Are you not confident of your victory in May? If not then you can’t form a government in November-December either,” he claimed adding that KCR imposed early elections in Telangana because he feared losing in state assembly elections.
Shah demanded that KCR clears his stand on making a Dalit a CM “as promised in 2014 by his party”.
“Is he going to pass the baton to his son?” he asked.
Addressing a political rally in Mahbubnagar, 110 kilometres southwest of Hyderabad, Shah also took a dig at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.
“Rahul baba dreams that Congress government will be formed here in Telangana. The people of Telangana have not forgotten how PV Narasimha Rao was insulted. It is only now you remember of forming a govt here,” he said.
Shah said that the BJP government has made an effort to remove infiltrators from Assam.
“Our NRC move was opposed by all the major parties. We will ensure that no infiltrator is allowed to live in the country,” he said.
Targeting AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, Shah alleged that his “fear” forced KCR to stop celebrating 17 September in honour of those who fought for the liberation of Hyderabad.
“They failed to protect the pride of Telangana,” he said.
Earlier today, he had attacked Owaisi and the TRS during a press conference alleging that they are playing vote bank politics.
KCR had dissolved the Assembly on 6 September and sought a fresh mandate earlier than the scheduled polls in April 2019. Besides Telangana, elections are scheduled to be held in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram in December this year.