Why Is KCR So Annoyed?
Hyderabad: The Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has been expressing his anger against Bharatiya Janata Party of late. Especially after BJP president Amit Shah’s tour in Telangana, he stepped up his attacks against the party. On Saturday, he went to the extent of claiming that there will not be Modi wave in the next round. His scathing attack on Amit Shah can be understood, but why say that there will not be Modi wave?
According to him, the survey conducted at his behest predicted not a single seat to BJP and 111 seats to TRS. If this had been true, he need not get so annoyed by Amit Shah’s remarks. There has been severe criticism against TRS government from Congress, TDP as well as individuals like Kodandaram. While AIMIM is on good terms with the government, BJP is opposing TRS government on certain policies like enhancing minority quota.
Let us forget the history, the reason for KCR’s anger stems from the fact that there is a scope for BJP to encash on the anti-incumbency sentiment. While the TRS government projects that all is rosy in the State, the fact is, anger is simmering in various sections. From students to farmers, a lot of sections have complaints against the government. During Osmania Centenary Celebrations KCR chose not to speak because he did not want students to raise slogans against him in the presence of the President of India. That itself speaks volumes about ‘all is well’ in the State slogan.
Another issue is, it is an open secret that KCR wants to go for the next elections projecting his son KTR as the CM face. In the survey conducted by the party, KTR stood next to KCR with some 91 percent marks with regard to his performance, while Harish was given only 88 percent. If all this is true, why this rhetoric against BJP? The truth is, if BJP can garner more seats in the State, they would become a stronger opposition to the government.
KCR virtually decimated all the opposition parties in the State and saw that there is no opposition to the government. The Congress Party, YSRCP and TDP have been reduced to nominal existence. In this context, if the BJP becomes a stronger force it will become a nuisance to his son and also to the party in the long run.
As there are projections that BJP is set to win in 2019 at Centre, having more legislators belonging to that party will become a headache to the State government. KCR might also be thinking that a maverick like Amit Shah who is an expert in strategising will be a danger to TRS’s prospects. Hence, he chose to attack him and condemn each of his statements.
Meanwhile, some analysts feel that as TRS is set to lose a lot of seats in the coming elections, KCR wants to boost the morale of the cadre and also leaders and encourage them to work hard. There were reports that KCR wanted early elections and was gearing up for it. After Amit Shah’s visit and the response he got in the State, will he go for early elections or will he take time is the question?