Strongly condemning Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao for his silence over injustices being done to Telangana by the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy asked as to why the TRS did not move a no-confidence motion against the Modi government for its failure to fulfil the promises made in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act.

At an informal chat with reporters here at Gandhi Bhavan on Monday, Mr. Reddy wondered why the Chief Minister is not speaking against the Modi government for the failed promises.

“Mr. Rao has been a staunch supporter of PM Modi since the beginning. He was the first Chief Minister to support BJP government on demonetisation and GST,” he said.

The TPCC chief mentioned that the TRS MPs also voted for BJP candidates in the presidential and vice-president elections. Mr. Rao never bargained anything for Telangana while extending support to PM Modi on various issues. He maintained proximity with the BJP government while keeping the interest of Telangana at bay. During the first visit of the Prime Minister to Telangana, Mr. Rao only sought his love and not any sops for Telangana. Consequently, Telangana got nothing from the Centre and by not raising his voice, Mr. Rao got closer to PM Modi, he alleged.

Mr. Reddy said that the TRS has no moral ground to criticise the Congress on the issue of bifurcation. “Congress not only granted Telangana statehood but also ensured that entire revenue of Hyderabad comes to the State.

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