KCR challenges PM Narendra Modi for an open debate

Hyderabad: Caretaker Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao challenged the PM to stay in Nizamabad while he heli-hopped there for a face to face debate on the development of the state and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “blatantly lying” and contradicted him about there being no power in Nizamabad.

The Care Taker got offended about the PM’s allegations in a public meeting at Nizamabad that the CM had promised to make Nizamabad like London, but “there is no power, road or water” in the district.

While addressing the public meeting at Mahbubnagar Mr Rao said, “ Mr Prime Minister there is no power problem in Nizamabad, don’t lie just for the sake of votes. It is incorrect. You are blatantly lying. You said there was no power; I challenge you to prove it. You are the Prime Minister of a nation. You cannot make such wild allegations against a Chief Minister.”

“The Central Electricity Authority that works under you declared that Telangana is number one in the country in per capita power consumption.”

He further stated that “I am not afraid of Modi. I am not Chandrababu Naidu to be afraid of Modi. Modi is spreading lies in Telangana. Speak responsibly as a PM.”

Mr Rao said that he would resign if he failed to prove the allegations of the BJP president while he was referring to the criticism of BJP chief Amit Shah against the TRS government.

“I am confused. On one side, the Congress is alleging that the TRS and BJP are two sides of a coin and on another side, Modi is now linking the TRS with the Congress,” he added.