Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s criticism of the state government has sparked controversy, with Vinod Kumar, the Deputy Chairman of the State Planning Commission, expressing his disagreement. The Prime Minister’s comments were met with applause at a public rally in Warangal, where he accepted the BJP’s mandate in the state elections. However, Modi did not announce any financial assistance during the event, which angered some supporters. The lack of support from the central government and the absence of any announcements led to discontent among BJP members in Telangana.
Vinod Kumar, along with other BJP leaders in Delhi, voiced their dissatisfaction with the Prime Minister’s remarks. They stated that national highways, division of assets, and approval in Parliament were promised to the state as part of its national rights. The recent decision to introduce a recruitment bill in universities without consulting the Governor also drew criticism from Modi. The BJP has nearly 200 leaders who have a stake in politics, and they believe that Modi lacks the qualifications to speak about inheritance politics.
Vinod Kumar also commented on the limitations of trailers, stating that they only provide a limited perspective. He compared BJP’s campaign trail to a movie trailer, suggesting that there is more to come. He emphasized that the central government has given awards to Gram Panchayats in Telangana to promote development in the state. However, Vinod Kumar questioned whether there has been any progress in Telangana under Modi’s leadership.
The criticism from Vinod Kumar highlights the growing discontent within the BJP in Telangana. The lack of financial support and announcements from the central government has left many party members dissatisfied. It remains to be seen how this discontent will affect the party’s prospects in the upcoming state elections.