VIJAYAWADA: Hinting that Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao was under pressure due to the BJP’s growing footprint and hence his “tasteless” remarks, PA ministers Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy, Botcha Satyanarayana and adviser to the government Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy hit back on Friday saying that the electricity situation or the road condition in Telangana were not better.
“TRS is under pressure in Telangana which could be the reason behind KTR’s attempt to tarnish us to gain political ground,” a close aide to the chief minister said.
Roja invites TS executives to visit AP and see the roads for themselves
BJP leaders in Telangana questioned whether Rama Rao had trained his guns in the PA just to make it clear that he, unlike Jagan, was completely anti-BJP and therefore a friend and sympathizer to the people of Telangana. Andhra to Hyderabad and other parts of the state.
Interestingly, even as Rama Rao was making these remarks, PA Tourism Minister RK Roja was enjoying the hospitality of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and his family at Pragathi Bhavan. She had come to meet KCR after being inducted into Jagan’s cabinet, naming the latter as her benefactor.
As he walked out, Roja, who was asked to share his reaction by the media, tempered his remarks but insisted that the infrastructure and power supply situation at AP was much better than before. “KTR only said neighboring state and did not say AP. But if he did refer to AP, I invite him to visit AP with his friends.
As Minister of Tourism, I will personally present the development of the PA. Roads, including national highways, are much better now,” Roja said. Earlier, expanding on his point that Hyderabad has world-class infrastructure, Rama Rao also said that recently a BJP MP from North India visited the city. “He stayed at a hotel and went to a program somewhere else in town.
The MP later said he reached his destination in seven minutes as there were overflights in Hyderabad. The BJP MP said there were no overflights in his state,” he explained. The booze continued with Rama Rao declaring that in some states and cities, builders had to pay bribes to the government for every square foot.
“There is no such corruption in Telangana. No one asks for a bribe from Telangana to give permission to construct buildings,” he stressed. Meanwhile, R&B minister Vemula Prashanth Reddy said the families of all PA ministers who criticized KTR’s comments live in Hyderabad. “They would have noticed that people in Hyderabad were no longer using generators. Jagan himself admitted that there had been power outages in AP. Minister KTR only spoke the truth,” said Prashanth Reddy.