BJP presient Amit Shah has created a big stir in Telangana
Hyderabad: The three-day visit to Telangana by Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah which was a part of his 95-day cross country tour has left state chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao bitter and cold.
Shah who has left the state and reached Delhi on Friday to participate in third anniversary celebrations made him bitter because of his claim that Rs one lakh crore given to the state by the Centre for cleanness and other such drives were not spent properly--and on time.
The response he got in Nalgonda district where he spent most of time has left the chief minister cold. There is a fear in the ruling party, TRS, that the BJP may leave behind his coalition partner, the Congress, and emerge as the main opposition, if not the main party.
In some parts of Telangana district like Nalgonda, Dalits dominate and, therefore, Shah began his campaign in the state with lunch in a Dalit's house, much to the anger of KCR.
It was followed by an attack on the government. Without naming the chief minister he said although Delhi has released a large sum for construction of toilets and for other such works, many areas in the state lacked basic amenities like toilets.
The charge was repeated at other meetings in the district during the stay. Expectedly, the chief minister reacted sharply against the insinuation.
State BJP leaders hit back as hard. " The party is ready to debate over it in parliament and state legislature and prove that the sum was disbursed to the state and was not utilised properly".
The war of words continues.