BJP Telangana State president K Laxman wondered as to how chief minister KCR could ignore Prime Minister Narendra Modi while inviting guests to the inauguration ceremony of the Kaleshwaram project on June 21, 2019.
Finding fault with Telangana chief minister KCR for avoiding the first meeting of Niti Aayog, in the present Lok Sabha tenure, Laxman said the CM had no courage to face the PM who came to power with renewed vigor.
Laxman said the CM was not able to digest the defeat of his daughter K Kavitha in Nizamabad and B Vinod in Karimnagar where BJP returned with a huge margin.
He said KCR had not paid yet a courtesy call to PM which is customary of chief ministers after the general election.
Laxam was reacting on KCR skipping the Niti Aayog meeting held in New Delhi. Niti Aayog is the highest policy-making national forum headed by the Prime Minister that replaced the erstwhile Planning Commission of India.
Commenting on chief minister KCR skipping the important meeting of governing council of Niti Aayog, Dr. Laxman said, the Telangana CM did not have the face to meet the Prime Minister Narendra Modi because people had rejected his out and out anti-BJP plank in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections.
How come a chief minister who talks of progress in agriculture, Irrigation and social welfare to achieve Bangaru Telangana skips a national meeting as important as Niti Aayog, he questioned.
“KCR had time to fly to Mumbai to invite chief minister Fadnavis for the inauguration of Kaleshwaram Project, but did not have time to extend an invitation to PM Modi,” he said adding that KCR should not forget it was at the behest of PM Modi that all clearances for the project had been granted.
Appreciating Andhra Chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy for attending the meeting, chaired by none other than Prime Minister himself, he said Jagan had rightly used the forum to demand special category status to Andhra Pradesh.
The BJP president sees a bright future for the saffron party in the state. He is expecting a wave of influx into BJP from all political parties in the state and TRS is no exception. Laxman said even TRS leaders are in touch with BJP.
The party high-command would soon take a decision on allowing the leaders into BJP.
Should BJP ask these leaders to resign from Assembly or Parliament before admitting them into the party was the question, Laxman said.