Speaking to media persons here on Sunday, Sravan alleged that both TRS and BJP were same sides of a coin with both sharing the common objective of causing damage to the Congress party. He pointed out that all Union Ministers, during their visit to Telangana, were praising the TRS Government.
In turn, TRS is extending unconditional support to all the decisions of BJP Government. Both parties are working in ‘Made for Each Other’ mode. In contrast to the real behaviour and understanding, both BJP and TRS are misleading the people by enacting drama of rivalry, he alleged.
Sravan said there was neither any scope nor hope of BJP emerging as a political force in Telangana State. He said BJP candidates could not secure deposit in 103 out of 119 Assembly seats in the elections held in December 2018.
Despite having such a humiliating performance, he said BJP leaders were making tall claims of emerging as an alternate to ruling party. He said Telangana BJP President K. Lakshman has no moral right to criticise TPCC President & Nalgonda MP Capt. N. Uttam Kumar Reddy.
He said Uttam Kumar Reddy had served the Indian Air Force as a fighter pilot and risked his life on multiple occasions to protect the nation. Therefore, making personal remarks against a retired soldier and questioning his abilities is highly regrettable, he said.
The Congress leader said that the BJP neither got an opporunity nor will get one to strengthen itself in Telangana. He said the victory of BJP on four Lok Sabha seats in last elections was totally incidental and unexpected and it made its leaders start day-dreaming about winning next Assembly elections.
He said BJP could never become an alternate to the Congress and this dream of BJP leaders would remain unrealised.
Sravan cited several examples of strong friendship between TRS and BJP. He reminded that when Prime Minister Narender Modi visited Gajwel on August 7, 2016 to inaugurate Mission Bhagiratha scheme, both PM Modi and Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao praised each other. KCR went to the extent of saying that Telangana does not want anything from the Centre but he wants a little space in PM Modi’s heart.
Similarly, Union Minister for Surface Transport Nitin Gadkari, during his visit to the State on 5th May 2018 praised the roads in Telangana State. On 18th September 2018, the then Union Minister of State for Home Affairs visited Punjagutta Police Station and showered praise on the Law & Order situation in Telangana.
While Union Minister Prakash Javedkar praied the Haritha Haratha programme, other BJP ministers Ahluwalia and V.K. Singh, during their visits to Hyderabad, praised the Telangana Government for different things.
The Congress leader asked as to why BJP Government was not conducting fast track investigation into the ESI and PF scams involving KCR despite CBI registering a case. He challenged BJP leaders to convince their party’s government at the Centre to order CBI probe into the cases of Gangster Nayeem, Miyapur land scam, Drugs Mafia and irregularities in the irrigation projects.
Similarly, he asked TRS leaders to clarify whether or not their party gave unconditional support to the BJP Government on decisions like demonitisation, GST, elections of President and Vice President of India, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, NITI Aayog chairman, Triple Talaq Bill, RTI Amendment Bill and Article 370.
Sravan despite having friendship for political and personal gains with the BJP, TRS failed to pressurise the BJP Government at the Centre on approving the Bill for enhancing Muslim reservation to 12% which was passed in the Assembly on 16th April 2017.
He said other promises made in the Andhra Pradesh State Reorganisation Act like a Steel Factory at Bayyaram, Railway Coach Factory at Qazipet, Tribal University and national status for an irrigation project remained unfulfilled.
He alleged that both TRS and BJP were true, but secret, allies and enacting the rivalry drama to cheat the people of Telangana while causing huge loss to the State. (INN)