CM befriending BJP, alleges Shabbir Ali
- ‘Secular stand of KCR proved a myth’
Hyderabad: Senior Congress leader and MLC Mohammed Ali Shabbir has dubbed Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao as a great political bargainer and opportunist, who did not bother about the people’s hardships post-demonetization.
Speaking to the media at the CLP office on Monday, Ali said the Chief Minister was supporting the Narendra Modi government even as bigwigs of BJP, Shiv Sena, AP CM Chandrababu Naidu, Kerala CM and other non-BJP chief ministers had opposed the currency ban and openly demanded that the Centre withdraw the note ban to reduce hardships to people. “But the Telangana CM remained a silent spectator. This shows the TRS and BJP were getting closer and the secular stand of KCR proved a myth. He charged KCR with befriending BJP and indifferent to people’s misery in the wake of ban on Rs.500 and Rs 1000 notes.
Shabbir Ali also said political opportunism of KCR was exposed at his recent meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Delhi where he had only sought increase of Assembly segments instead of relief to the common man who faced untold hardships since two weeks for lack of ‘change’. Instead of requesting PM to give succour to the poor, KCR sought increase in the number of seats in Assembly to accommodate all the defected MLAs from TDP and Congress to secure his political future. KCR also asked the PM to set up a commission and begin the constitutional process for delimitation of Assembly segments in Telangana, he added.
The Congress leader said even after 12 days of the ban on big notes, KCR has not come out openly against the Centre and highlighted the travails of the common man like other chief ministers did.