Opposition unable to digest TRS popularity: KCR

Hyderabad: Hitting out at the Congress, BJP, and TDP, TRS president and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today alleged the opposition parties are criticising his government on various issues as they could not digest its growing popularity.

Referring to the comments made by some BJP leaders on a survey, conducted at the behest of TRS that predicted 111 assembly seats out of total 119 seats for his party, Rao asked whether the survey that showed the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also “bogus”.

“The survey says that TRS would win 111 seats. At the same time, BJP leaders said Narendra Modi had 39 per cent (support) in the country and that it rose to 46 per cent. (BJP leader) Bandaru Dattatreya says your (TRS) survey is bogus. If our survey is bogus, your survey should also be bogus,” he said.

“Surveys are not bogus. Our minds are bogus. The truth is, we are not able to digest the reality,” the chief minister said.

Talking about the Congress challenge that TRS should make the opposition MLAs who defected to its side resign and seek fresh mandate if the ruling party is confident of its popularity, the TRS president said the Congress MLAs should quit their posts if they are so confident of public support.