Bandi Fetching Amit Shah Shoes: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has launched a scathing attack on the BJP over a viral video, in which Telangana BJP chief captive Sanjay Kumar was visiting a temple in the state carrying the slippers of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
The TRS offensive is being led by Telangana minister and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s son KT Rama Rao.
Bandi Fetching Amit Shah Shoes, KTR Said “Slaver at its best”
Making a pitch for “Telangana pride”, he has tweeted the video and said that the people of the state are watching the “slaves of Gujarat” and will reverse any attempt to defame the “swabhiman” of Telangana. He used the hashtag “#TelanganaPride”.
TRS social media convener Y Satheesh Reddy termed the state BJP chief’s act as “slavery at its best”.
The BJP is yet to respond to the TRS attack on the video shot outside the Ujjaini Mahakali Math Devasthanam in Secunderabad.
Mr Shah’s visit to Telangana comes ahead of the by-election to Munugode assembly seat in Nalgonda district.
Launching an unabashed attack, Mr Shah yesterday accused the TRS government of betraying the trust of the people of the state.
Welcoming former Congress leader Rajagopal Reddy to the party, Mr. Shah said, “Rajagopal Reddy’s joining BJP is the beginning of the overthrow of the KCR government. The KCR government betrayed the trust of the people of Telangana. The KCR government of Telangana.” Not celebrating. Liberation Day for fear of Majlis. They had promised that they would celebrate Telangana Liberation Day in September. However, the KCR government did not fulfill its promise.
He said, “KCR is depriving the farmers of the state from PM Fasal Bima Yojana. He has committed the sin of keeping farmers away from insurance. The KCR government is anti-farmer.”
Accusing KCR of pursuing dynastic politics, he said, “He had promised the Dalit community to make him the chief minister if his government is formed. He has not done so till now. If you re-elect him, then KCR’s will. KTR will come to the place, but Dalit will not come.”
Mr Shah said Telangana “years for change”. People are all set to elect a pro-poor and pro-development BJP government under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
KTR hit back saying Shah’s “anti-farmer” remarks on KCR was a “joke of the century”. Countering the onslaught of dynastic politics, the minister took a dig at Mr Shah’s son Jay Shah, who is now the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
The Home Minister’s attack on KCR comes in the wake of the TRS chief’s push for a national role ahead of the 2024 general elections. Hitting out at the prime minister, KCR said he “dressed for elections” and called on people to “throw the BJP into the Bay of Bengal”.
Earlier this month, he skipped a meeting with Prime Minister Modi and called NITI Aayog “useless”.