Warangal: Launching a scathing attack on Congress, narrating the various welfare measures targeting BC vote bank and seeking another five-year mandate to rule were the highlights of the speech of TRS supremo and Chief minister K Chandrasekhara Rao at the well-attended public meeting at Warangal on Thursday.
In his first mammoth public meeting after the plenary of the party, he went ballistic in full political gear and urged people to look at the various schemes undertaken by him since the formation of the State and stressed the need for continuation of ‘TRS rule’ for continuation of the ‘development process’.
KCR appeared fully in poll mode as each and every word of his speech has indicated it. He targeted every section of the society, BCs and farmers mostly, and asked them to vote for his party again in 2019 Assembly polls.
Coming down heavily on the main opposition party, the Congress, he said, ‘but for their inaction and laxity as well as corrupt practices, Telangana would not have remain under-developed and wept for decades. Had there been no Congress and TDP’s misrule, I would not have called for separate statehood’.
Lambasting former chief ministers, Mr Rao said, “Congressmen are numbskulled persons, morons. Earlier, YS Rajasekhara Reddy stated in Assembly that he is not a stumbling to the formation of Telangana and every congress leader has received benefits from him. Another CM, Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy bluntly told Harish Rao and Eetela Rajender that he will not give even a single pie to Telangana region. None of our Congress leaders could resign in protest. TRS on the otherhand, threwaway resignation letters umpteen times. TRS is not after power. Telangana has been in distress because of Congress. This prolonged agony will not end overnight and we have to strive hard to wipe it out and achieve Golden Telangana.” KCR took potshots against Uttam Kumar Reddy, TPCC Chief, who has taken a vow to sport beard till TRS is defeated, K Narayana who said he would chop off his ear if TRS wins the local body elections. Chief minister expressed confidence that his party would romp home in 2019 too.
But, interestingly, KCR kept silent on BJP although he is well aware of the fact that the saffron party is desparate to penetrate into Telangana. Perhaps keeping in mind the future political scenario, he was mum on BJP. It might be recalled that many surveys have already predicted that BJP will emerge victorious in 2019 General Elections as well. If it were true, Telangana government would have to maintain a cordial relationship with the Centre.
KCR did not forget to invoke the name of party ideologue Prof Jayashankar who is no more. Paying rich tributes to the visionary, Mr Rao said had Jayashankar been alive, he would have been extremely happy after seeing this pace of development.
Mr Rao’s strategy is clear. He would go on a development plank for the ensuing Assembly polls. Branding his usual assault on Congress and TDP stating them as the successors of united AP’s ‘misrule’, he will seek votes again for a second term. Obviously, the huge gathering has cheered TRS leadership which is planning to hold some more big public meetings in the months to come.