Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao said on Friday in a rally in Nalgonda district that "strategic attacks" are never disclosed claiming 11 similar strikes were made during the UPA I regime when he was a Union Minister.
After the Pulwama Attacks which claimed over 40 lives and responsive Air Strike by the Indian Air Force, Modi Government saw more criticism as opposed to the appreciation it was expecting. The first few days welcomed a lot of appreciations and claims that the people are satisfied with the BJP. However, soon people realised that the issue was used as a vote bank.
Alleged Modi was spreading 'lies' against the TRS government for the sake of votes and political gains, Rao mocked him for the 'chowkidar' (watchman) slogan, saying theChaiwala has gone and Chowkidar has come.
Rao was in the Union Cabinet till 2006, said, "Surgical strikes happened eleven times when I was in the Union Cabinet. They are strategic attacks which are never disclosed. They do it, we do it."
Responding to charges levelled by Modi against his government during an election rally in Mahabubnagar, he accused the PM of lying and dared him for an open debate on the Centre's Ayushman Bharatand the state's 'Aarogyasri' Health Scheme to ascertain which was better. "Being a PM, is it right to speak lies?” he asked.
This comes as a response to Modi’s claims that the TRS government in Telangana was not extending the PMJAY health insurance scheme for the poor people of the state.
Rao then spoke about the issue of Hindutva saying that he too is a religious person but the political Hindutva is just used by the fake Hindus to get votes. He also urged the youth to not get swayed by it.
Rao has been proposing a non-BJP and a non-Congress federal front at the Centre while appealing to the people to vote for the TRS candidates in the coming elections, as the party MPs will fight for the rights of the state.
Lastly, Rao claimed that the BJP-led NDA and Congress will not get more than 150 and 100 Lok Sabha seats respectively while asserting that the regional parties will form the government.