Naidu slams Rahul for his remarks on dynasty politics in Telangana

Naidu slams Rahul for his remarks on dynasty politics in Telangana

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New Delhi:  Senior BJP leader and Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today joined issue with the Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on "dynasty politics" in Telangana and said remarks on family rule from a Congress leader sound more like the pot calling the kettle black. Coming to the defence of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti leader and Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, Mr Naidu said that Rahul's remarks were like ''sermons'' from a wrong source. ''A party which is the promoter, founder and propagandist of the dynasty politics is today giving sermons to the people of Telangana that you have a family rule in the state,'' he said. Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday had attacked Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, asking him whether the state was formed only for the benefit of his family. Addressing a public meeting in Telangana, Mr Gandhi said while it was not possible to fulfill the dreams of Telangana people in three years, the State Government had not made the "right beginning" and it was not going in the "right direction". Targeting his family -- his minister-son KT Rama Rao, daughter and Lok Sabha member K Kavitha, and nephew and Minister Harish Rao, without naming them, he asked if students and farmers fought for the creation of Telangana for a "single family". "Has the state been created just for four people," Gandhi asked, and alleged that the Chief Minister was not taking along with him the students, youth, women and backward classes. "Only contractors and land mafia are benefiting, " the Congress Vice-President said addressing the public meeting on the eve of the third formation day of Telangana. Mr Naidu questioned the Congress on why they did not put ''special status'' in the Act while the state was divided. Mr Naidu said that NDA Government's special package to Telangana was far beneficial than what the earlier Government had planned. '' Our special package would bring in projects worth Rs 2-lakh-thirty-thousand-crore, and also we will take care of the revenue loss,'' said Mr Naidu adding that ''more funds were on the way after 14th Finance Commission's recommendations.'' The Minister also mentioned about the Investors Conference that invited an investment of 10-lakh-fifty-thousand-crore in Visakhapatnam out of which 6-lakh-thirty-thousand-crore were from the public sector companies. ''We do not need any certificates from others to justify our work in Telangana,'' Mr Naidu said.

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