HYDERABAD: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president J.P. Nadda on Tuesday announced that his party would continue its decisive fight till the “most corrupt, dynastic and autocratic” rule of Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao was brought down in a democratic method. “And, we are going to succeed (in dethroning Chandrashekar Rao),” he announced.
Interacting with the media after participating in a candlelight rally in Secunderabad in protest against the arrest of party-state chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar, Nadda said the fight against the anti-employee GO 317 would continue till the government withdrew the order.
“Every day one national-level leader would visit Telangana to express solidarity with the employees and the people in general. It is our moral responsibility to voice employees’ dissent against the GO and we will organise protest programmes in a peaceful manner following all Covid-19 guidelines,” he said.
Nadda claimed that Chandrashekar Rao had lost his mental balance and sense of proportion after seeing the Telangana Rashtra Samiti’s (TRS) decline in consecutive polls. “Dubbak ka dhamaka and huzur ka fatka in Huzurabad se KCR bokla gaya,” he said, adding that everyone had witnessed the party’s phenomenal performance in the Greater Hyderabad M unicipal Corporation polls.
Nadda termed the Chief Minister as the most corrupt politician in the country and alleged that the Kaleshwaram irrigation project had turned an ATM for him. The project cost shot up from Rs 36,000 crore to Rs 1.2 lakh crore but when it comes to utility, water did not reach anywhere except his farmhouse, he said adding that the same was the case with Mission Bhagiratha and the Palamuru-Ranga Reddy lift irrigation scheme.
On the rule of dynasty and corruption, Nadda said, “Father, son, daughter and nephews are all busy making money and we are spared of the grandson because he seems to be not ready yet. Dynastic rules are posing serious questions to democracy.”
“Vinasakale vipareeta buddhi,” he said referring to what he called the “corrupt and autocratic administration” and added that they (TRS) would be defeated in the dharma yudh.
Dismissing the allegations of the Congress that the TRS and the BJP were hand in glove, Nadda said it was Chandrashekar Rao’s strategy to project that he had blessings of the BJP Central leadership but in reality, the BJP alone would fight till he was defeated.
Referring to Bandi Sanjay’s arrest, the BJP president said the use of brutal force, firing of tear gas shells and spraying water cannons to disrupt the peaceful jagaran by the former under the pretext of following Covid-19 norms was a blot on democracy.
“We are all ashamed to see such lawlessness in the 21st century. The incident also exposes the dual standards of the ruling party, the leaders of which were allowed to organise programmes with thousands of people violating Covid-19 norms, Nadda said.
The BJP chief also ridiculed Chandrashekar Rao for banning protests at Dharna Chowk and then making use of the same venue to protest against the Centre when the High Court permitted the holding of protests at the place.