Cricketer-turned-Politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday made a sharp attack on TRS Chief and Telangana caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao accusing him of indulging in corruption and comparing him and his family members to “Alibaba and forty thieves”.
“I had heard of Alibaba 40 thieves. It was an old story. In Telangana it is Alibaba and four thieves,” he said in apparent reference to KCR, and his family members who are in the government – his son, daughter and two other relatives. Speaking to media, Punjab Minister alleged KCR, changed colors faster than the chameleon.
Sidhu added he (KCR) had ‘ditched’ UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi by not merging his party with Congress after the formation of Telangana in 2014 as ‘promised’ by him earlier. Sidhu accused the TRS Boss of not fulfilling promises.
“He also promised a Dalit CM. He took a U-turn. The promises KCR made are like bamboo trees. They look strong and tall from outside, but hallow from inside.” Attacking the ‘family rule’, Siddhu said Telangana witnessed a government not for the people but for the family.
Congress leader who was in Hyderabad in a run-up to the Telangana Assembly Elections also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said ‘the demonetization of high-value currency notes broke the backbone of the informal sector in the country’.
TRS who had stormed to the power in 2014 in the state is in the fray against the Congress. Congress is contesting in the state in an alliance with TDP, TJS, and CPI, while BJP is going all alone in all 119 seats. The Telangana State Polls is slated for December 7.
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