Ever since the union budget was announced, Chief Minister KCR has been critical of the center and especially Prime Minister Narendra Modi. KCR was severely bashed by the opposition parties for the comments he made at the Janagama event. Post the Janagama tour, he held a press conference where he responded to the recent criticism and more about the center and BJP party. In the press meet, he specifically targeted PM Modi, that he will oust the party from the state if people cooperate with him. He even went on challenging the BJP to arrest him if they can, adding that it is the thieves who fear the jail, not the righteous ones.
KCR firmly stated on filing a case against the prime minister in supreme court regarding the possible scam possibly involved in buying the Raphaels from abroad. He stated that the center is trying to threaten him in the names of ED and CBI. Passing satires on BJP losing in Maharastra, KCR stated that BJP is trying to rule even after losing the elections and that is shameless. KCR expressed his disappointment in power reforms with respect to the agricultural lands in Telangana, where PM Modi thought of installing power meters in fields. He alleged that Modi had violated the constitution by implementing the bill before it was passed in Parliament.
Talking about the meters installed in some agricultural lands in AP, KCR stated that they are placed by YS Jagan only with orders from PM Modi. “The center is avoiding to give the promised money to Telangana state for the required power reforms, and being biased,” he said. He said that despite knowing that the state would suffer a loss of Rs 25,000 crore, the meters were not installed. KCR stated that he was aware of PM Modi lying about providing electricity at Rs 1.10 per unit, but he didn’t question the PM right away because he didn’t want to insult the PM in public.
Further expressing his angst, KCR said that despite the completion of the construction of 40,000 MW power projects, the electricity isn’t generated yet because of the center’s incompetent governance. He accused the BJP of privatizing the power sector and trying to get solar power from those who play the role of party donors. KCR opined that Modi is pressuring to stop the hydropower generation from Srisailam Sagar, to buy solar power from those who are in his favor. KCR lashed out at Modi’s outlook of 12 percent growth in the Indian economy, stating that this kind of development can take place in any part of the world, and Modi isn’t necessary for it. He challenged the center to reflect the pace of development that happens in China and Singapore in India.
KCR also stated that 80 percent of the time given to Modi is already over and as a PM, he is incapable of distributing the 4,00,000 MW electricity produced throughout the country. He accused Modi of not sticking to his promises, stating that there are books published on the degrees of depreciation our economy is going through. On the other hand, BJP minister Kishan Reddy said that KCR doesn’t understand the budget, to which KCR responded that he didn’t understand what Kishan understood. KCR opined that the privatization of DISCOMS will end in the exponential prices of electricity in India which will become quite a problem for normal people.