Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Chief Spokesperson Dr. Dasoju Sravan alleged that Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao was enacting the drama of formation of a Third Front only to facilitate ‘crowning’ of his son K. Tarakarama Rao as the next Chief Minister.
Addressing a press conference at Gandhi Bhavan on Wednesday, Sravan said KCR’s sudden move to launch a Federal Front had nothing to do with his plans to enter the national politics. He said KCR’s victory in 2014 elections was accidental and therefore, he is still considered a non-entity in national politics.
After acting as a pawn into the hands of Prime Minister Narender Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah for the last four years, KCR has now started speaking against them.
He said it was only the rising popularity of Congress president Rahul Gandhi at the national level and TPCC President Uttam Kumar Reddy in Telangana that forced KCR to think about his own political future. In order to divert people’s attention from his failures,
KCR is now talking about ‘Third Front’ so that he could escape Telangana’s affairs by making his son KTR the Chief Minister. He said the entire game plan is a conspiracy hatched in connivance with BJP leadership to split anti-Modi votes in next elections.
Sravan alleged that TRS is playing dubious politics in not supporting No Confidence Motion against BJP Government in Parliament. He also said that the TRS agitation in the well of the House of Parliament is an attempt to obstruct the discussion on no confidence motion and the same has been questioned by Mamata Banerjee in their meeting, for which KCR had no answer.
He also released an open letter that he has written to the Chief Minister seeking explanation on his failures. He said although it was not wrong to aspire for revolutionary changes at the national level, but such changes should benefit the nation.
However, KCR is proposing to replace the entire Constitution drafted by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. He said in the name of Third Front, KCR wants to incept ideas that could harm the unity and integrity of entire nation. He also asked KCR to explain his definition of “change”.
He alleged that KCR has cheated all sections of the society in Telangana through his false promises and fake claims. Does he want to replicate the same model at the national level through his proposed ‘Federal Font’? He asked.
Sravan said if KCR was really sincere in giving reservation to various communities in proportionate to their population, then he should first implement it at his party level. He said KCR should distribute party posts among SC, ST, BC and minorities in proportionate to their population.
Similarly, he should implement caste-based reservation in his government. He said these changes do not require any amendments in the Constitution and KCR could implement them without any legal or bureaucratic hurdles.
He also demanded that KCR should allot 95% of tickets for next Assembly and Lok Sabha elections to candidates belonging to SC, ST, BC and minorities to prove his sincerity.
He said that the success of Congress Praja Chaitanya Bus Yatra and the growing of popularity of Uttam Kumar Reddy gave shockwaves to KCR who might have expected a smooth sailing in next elections. “KCR has sensed a clear defeat in next elections.
It also means that his dream of watching his son KTR become the Chief Minister will shatter. Therefore, by triggering the talk of ‘Third Front’ KCR is preparing the ground to quit his post for his son and watch him act as CM at least for a few days before the entire family packs its bags from Pragathi Bhavan,” he said.
Sravan said that KCR’s Third Front idea had no recipients anywhere in the country. Now it has been proved that neither Mamata Banerjee nor Hemanth Soren offered their support.
As a damage control move, KCR landed in Kolkata as a ‘forced guest’ to meet Mamata Banerjee and returned empty handed. He also slammed KCR for taking a special flight to Kolkata. “KCR should not waste public money to pursue his political goals,” he said. (INN)