TRS Working President KT Rama Rao Wednesday attacked the BJP-led NDA government, saying it has not done anything special for Telangana during its tenure. "What right do the BJP and Narendra Modi ji have to seek votes here when we have not been given even a half paisa extra except our share of taxes as per Constitution. BJP leaders should say," Rama Rao said, addressing a TRS preparatory meeting for the coming Lok Sabha elections.
He said no special measure had been extended to Telangana by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. TRS should get 16 Lok Sabha seats and its ally AIMIM should retain the Hyderabad Lok Sabha constituency to ensure that Telangana plays a crucial role post the Lok Sabha polls and the state gets substantial funds and development projects, he said. The total number of Lok Sabha constituencies in Telangana is 17. BJP is doing politics with "communal feelings", while Congress does politics with "regional feelings," he claimed.
The TRS working president had earlier said neither NDA nor UPA was in a position to form the government at the centre after the Lok Sabha elections. Meanwhile, BJP MP and former MP Bandaru Dattatreya told reporters in Delhi that the BJP would form the government at Centre without requiring the support of TRS. He found fault with Rama Rao's comments that the popularity graph of Modi was on the wane.
(With inputs from agencies.)