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War of words break out between BRS and AIMIM

A war of words broke out between Telangana’s ruling BRS and its ‘friendly party’ AIMIM, with BRS Working President KT Rama Rao responding to Asaduddin Owaisi’s comment that not all minorities vote for his AIMIM. Rama Rao’s remark followed Owaisi’s unexpected attack on the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) government for taking minorities for granted.

The BRS leader told journalists here on Thursday that their party does not take anyone for granted. He also stated clearly that saying that minorities only vote for the AIMIM, Congress, or BRS is incorrect. “We do not believe that people vote on the basis of religion. We believe that people vote for a party which can provide them good governance,” he said.

When asked about Owaisi’s speeches in public meetings in Telangana that targeted the BRS government, KTR, as Rama Rao is popularly known, said that the same MP goes to other states and praises Telangana’s model for minorities’ welfare. “So it’s for him to decide which Asad Owaisi one should believe,” he remarked. On the AIMIM contemplating to contest more seats, he remarked that it’s an independent party and it can contest anywhere.

KTR, who is also Telangana’s Industries and Information Technology Minister, expressed confidence that the BRS would win a hat-trick of Telangana elections. He believes the party will win 90 to 100 seats (in the 119-member Assembly) in the upcoming elections.

He also stated that the BJP is almost non-existent in Telangana. “There is no BJP in Telangana. It’s only on social media,” he said, predicting that the saffron party will lose all three seats it currently holds in the Assembly.

Declaring that KCR will be re-elected as Chief Minister, he challenged the BJP and Congress to announce their candidates for the post.







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