KCR afraid of Modi’s popularity: Amit Shah

TIL Desk/National/Hyderabad/ BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday alleged that Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao advanced the Telangana Assembly polls as he was afraid of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity.

Addressing an election meeting in Karimnagar, he said the Assembly elections should have been held in April-May next year along with the Lok Sabha polls but the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief imposed a burden of hundreds of crores on people by going for early polls.

Urging people to give a chance to the BJP in the state, Shah promised that they would make Telangana a developed state like other BJP-ruled states and liberate it from what he called the “clutches of (MIM leader Asaduddin) Owaisi”.

He also targeted KCR for not implementing Ayushman Bharat scheme launched by the Centre to provide health insurance coverage of Rs 5 lakh each to the poor families. He alleged that KCR was afraid that if this scheme implemented, Modi would become more popular. Shah also slammed the TRS chief for not honouring the promises made in 2014 Assembly elections. “I have a list of 150 promises made by KCR. None of them were fulfilled,” he said.

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