- Etala’s absence makes no difference to party
- I am a committed, loyal and disciplined worker of party,
- Rajender has no wisdom
- KCR is my teacher, guide and father figure to him
- Harish Rao rubbishes allegations made by Rajender
Siddipet: Telangana Finance Minister Harish Rao fired at former State health minister Etala Rajender on Saturday addressing media. He rubbished all the allegations made by former minister a few days ago about the humiliations and insults heaped on him by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR).
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It was a failed attempt to place the gun on his shoulders, Harish claimed. He made it clear that he would work under the guidance of KCR till his last breath. There is no harm if Etala left the party, Harish Rao commented. He reiterated that he is a committed, loyal and disciplined activist for the party and it is his duty and responsibility to fulfil whatever task the party leadership entrusts, Harish added.
Party was founded in 2001 and I have been working to achieve party’s goals since then and K. Chandrasekhar Rao was not only his party president, but was also his teacher, guide and father-figure. I have repeatedly said so many times and occasions and would like to clarify once again. I will follow orders of the Chief Minister until my last breath and will never cross the line, Harish Rao asserted.
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“Etala has many reasons to leave the party. The opportunities given to him by the party are more than the services rendered by him to the party. Dragging my name time and again shows lack of moral strength faced with problems and conflicts. The testaments by Rajender lacked in emotion, wisdom and discretion. I strongly condemn his remarks against me,” Harish said.
The war between KCR and Rajender took a turn with Harish Rao coming into picture. We all know both Harish Rao and Rajender worked for party hand in glove during Telangala statehood movement. It appears that KCR gave responsibility to trouble shooter Harish Rao to look to contain Rajender, who is going to join the BJP shortly. Harish Rao is likely to be in charge of the coming bypoll in Huzurabad to keep the cadre active in the constituency and to see that the seat would not slip from party’s hands. TRS party and KCR are very keen on defeating Rajender in by-election.