On Saturday, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said his party does not consider the BJP its political opponent in the upcoming municipal elections in the state.
KCR held a party general body meeting in Telangana Bhavan, with his ministerial colleagues, MLAs, MPs, MLCs and other leaders to prepare the party for the municipal elections scheduled to be held on January 22.
“Don’t the overestimate BJP in the elections. Don’t consider it big, just neglect it,” Rao said at the meeting. “They got four parliament seats just because of their luck. It is not at all our political rival or opponent.”
Rao said ministers have to take responsibility for party candidates to win the elections.
“All the survey are in favour of our party. The presence of the BJP and the Congress is very negligible in most of the municipalities,” he said.
“The Chief Minister is confident that we will win with a good majority as people are ready to respond (positively, to the party). He told the leaders to work hard,” senior TRS leader and state Planning Commission Vice-Chairman B Vinod Kumar told reporters in Hyderabad.
Meanwhile, state BJP president K Laxman alleged that the TRS government and the state election commission are in a hurry to conduct the elections without the faulty voter’s lists.
Talking to reporters, Laxman alleged the TRS government had led the state into a debt trap and it would take at least four decades to clear the loans obtained by it during the last six years.
Last week, Rao’s son, TRS working president KT Rama Rao said that it is the Congress, a party with over a 100-year history and one to have seen many ups and downs, and not the BJP, which is their main rival in the state.