K Chandrashekar Rao calls Kiran Kumar Reddy a liar
Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samiti president K. Chandrasekhar Rao dismissed Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy’s statement that power, water and other problems would arise due to the formation of Telangana, as “blatant lies” and challenged him to an open debate at Jubilee Hall or any other place.
“I am ready for an open debate on any issue raised by the Chief Minister. Official Telangana process is on and the Union home ministry is busy with it I know. The Samaikyandhra experiment has failed. Telangana will be carved out with Hyderabad as capital. I am not in a hurry,” he said.
He said that the A.K. Antony Committee was set up by the Congress to hear grievances, if any, from Seemandhra leaders, and not to have a relook at the Telangana state issue. If there are problems, they can be sorted out across the table, but Seemandhra leaders must not try to stall the Telangana process and create anarchy, he added.
“Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy’s mental status has gone awry when talking about the status of Hyderabad. The Congress Working Committee made it clear that Hyderabad will be part of Telangana and its capital, and it will serve as the joint capital till the Seemandhra region establishes its own capital. We have no objection on humanitarian grou-nds,” he said.
Let CM start a tiffin centre, says KCR
Hyderabad: Taking a dig at the Chief Minister, the TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao said, “We never asked anyone to leave. He (CM) has been saying he was born here, but never tries to identify with it. I have always said that those born in Telangana are Telanganites. Let the CM, too, stay here, set up a curry point... a tiffin centre or any other business. His relatives can also stay. Being CM he cannot speak blatant lies.”
Mr Rao, who was in a combative mood with facts and figures on every issue raised by the Chief Minister, alleged that the latter was trying to confuse and scare Telangana and Seemandhra people and mislead the Centre with dubious claims and figures to obstruct the Telangana process. “He calls my claims on water and power a joke.
In fact, his claims are a big joke,” Mr Rao said. Allaying fears of the Seemandhra region on the sharing of river waters, he said that when Andhra Pradesh is sharing water with Karnataka and Maharashtra, when India is sharing water with Pakistan and Bangladesh without any hitch, why would there be a problem here?