Hyderabad: KT Rama Rao, the working president of BRS, criticized Congress leaders for using elections as a way to make money. He specifically targeted the TPCC Chief and stated that they used to exchange cash for votes but now they exchange cash for seats. Rao made these comments while welcoming Bilya Naik, a Congress leader from Devarakonda, into the party. He mocked the Congress leaders for their behavior during elections, where they all claim to be potential Chief Minister candidates and stitch new shirts. He also mentioned how the previous TPCC chief pledged not to shave until KCR was defeated but failed to keep his promise.
Rao questioned how the Congress leaders can ask for votes when they haven’t solved issues such as fluorosis and drinking water problems, and haven’t provided initiatives like ‘Rythu Bandhu’ and 24-hour power supply. He praised CM KCR’s decision to convert thandas into gram panchayats, allowing over 3,000 tribals to become public representatives. He urged the leaders of Devarakonda to ensure that the party receives a majority of 60,000 votes, reminding them of the developmental projects KCR has brought to the area.
Rao criticized the Congress for asking for another chance despite ruling for 55 years already. He called them intellectually bankrupt and highlighted the difference between the schemes implemented by KCR and the alleged scams of the Congress party. He also compared the BJP to bekars (useless) and accused them of lying about farmer suicides and the tribal university land issue.
Rao stated that BRS aspires for national politics and does not need to be a tail or B-team to any other party.