In a rare case, TRS chief and Telangana CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao surprised all the members of Telangana Legislative Assembly when he showered compliments on TDP Founder and late CM of AP Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao.
In a discussion with Telangana Congress leaders in the house, KCR explained on the events given to people of all sectors and explained about how Congress has a bad legacy of neglecting different sections of people. ” We all have stories. Someone who has accepted BCs and fought for their rights and provided a place in the government postings and opportunities is Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao. Yes, it is true and no one can deny that” KCR said, while TRS legislators cheered him.
Not ending at that and admitting that he was a TDP karyakarta, KCR said: “Even you were in Telugu Desam Party then, Mr Speaker. I too was in TDP at the time. This Congress hasn’t done anything for BCs. During Congress’ rule, except for landlords, no one got any place or event. Where was social justice when Congress ruled AP? Congress’ legacy has all Doras (from different villages and mandals). These are not my words. It is Indian history and there are several books written on this.”
“They (the groups of leaders who were landowners) became MLAs and MPs and local leaders. Not backward castes or SCs or STs. It is Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao who brought different sections into politics and gave them the chance to contest and saw them as worthy of any opportunity,” KCR said, adding that Congress legacy is filled with opportunists. These words of appreciation for NTR caught several TRS leaders by surprise as KCR recognised TDP’s work for social justice.