TRS leaders say that Telangana CM KCR will play a key role in national politics. They declare that he is someone who is going to guide the country into a bright future and bring groundbreaking reforms that would change the dimensions of the country. However, opposition leaders are of opinion that someone who barely looks after their own state is entirely incapable of looking out for the whole country. “Someone who doesn’t care about their nativity will barely care about the country”, they say. Opposition parties have stated they will not run in the by-elections in Telangana for at least eight years. Leaders of the opposition parties are saying that KCR Utti is proud to go into the politics of the country and do something. Opposition parties claim that KCR had accomplished nothing even while being in power for a long 8 years, adding that he in fact delivered nothing of what he promised during the election campaigns. They also mentioned that imagining KCR doing something for the country by being in power on the central level is nothing less than daydreaming.
Can KCR play a key role in national politics? Is it possible? There is a debate in political circles. Assurances that were given by KCR to the people of Telangana: Dalit Chief Minister, one job per house, double bedroom house, management of Telangana Liberation Day, purification of Hussain Sagar, building a prestigious 150 feet Ambedkar statue, houses for journalists. None of these promises were fulfilled. Considering the pace at which KCR is delivering his promises, we cannot expect him to excel in national politics by any chance.
During the Telangana state movement, KCR stated in the election meetings that Telangana, which has become a separate state, will be turned into a ‘Golden Telangana’. But, the implementation of those guarantees was thwarted. Opposition parties have been criticizing KCR for launching another drama with the slogan ‘Golden India’.
There are many more promises made by KCR which were undelivered, such as guarantees like ‘KG to PG free education, three acres of land for Dalits, Dalit Bandhu for all Dalit families, plowing of Ramoji Film City, unemployment benefits, a Super Specialty Hospital for each district, turning Karimnagar into London and Old City into sorts of Istanbul, issuing the job notifications. It sounds as if he had fulfilled all these promises and is ready to buckle up and turn India into ‘Golden India’. Political Pundits are questioning this attire of KCR, instead, suggesting to first focus on fulfilling all the promises given in Telangana.