Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) acting president K.T. Rama Rao said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to India Biotech facility on Saturday was to provide political benefits to the BJP in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections. He said that the people of Hyderabad know that there was definitely political motive behind the Prime Minister’s visit. A day after Modi visited the biotech facility during a three-city tour to take stock of the development of the Kovid-19 vaccine, Rao said, “People are smart.” Do not think that they are too naive. People are watching everything. People are understanding his frustration.
He told a group of journalists a few hours before campaigning for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election, ‘Mr. Modi came for the second time in six years and that too just two days before the elections. People understand this very well. KTR, as the TRS leader is known, said the BJP remembers the vaccine when it talks about elections in Bihar or Greater Hyderabad.
KTR, who is the Minister for Industry, Information Technology, Municipal Administration and Urban Development, recalled that he visited Bharat Biotech three months ago. He said, “In fact, Bharat Biotech, Biologie E and Indian Immunologicals had all clearly stated that no central government official talked to them about the development and distribution of the vaccine.”
The minister said that PM’s visit again confirms and supports that Hyderabad is the vaccine capital of the world and the TRS government has supported the expansion of life science ecosystem in Hyderabad. His visit is a testimony to the good work being done here. TRS leader, TRS President and Chief Minister K.K. Chandrashekhar Rao’s son, targeted the PM for saying that the Chief Minister does not need to come to the airport to receive him.
He said, ‘I do not want to undermine the prestige of the Prime Minister, but there are some etiquettes and traditions that you have to follow because they are in the good of the institutions and in the interest of the nation.’ Rao said, ‘The Chief Minister was ready to go there and welcome. What was the harm in this? He reduced his dignity. We have lost nothing. During an hour-long conversation, the TRS leader targeted the BJP strongly for referring to Osama bin Laden, Akbar, Babur during the GHMC election campaign and using words like ‘surgical strikes’ to push Hindutva’s agenda firmly. took.
KTR said that in every election BJP raises the issue of Hindu-Muslim and Pakistan because it cannot speak on the real issues of development, economy and jobs. He said that in a country with a population of 132 crore, there are 30 crore Muslims. What happens to the country if you present the whole community as villains, terrorists and isolate it on religious grounds. He said that the people of Hyderabad are sensible and expressed confidence that TRS will win in GHMC elections.