Hyderabad: The Chief Minister of Telangana K Chandrashekar Rao who called on former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda on Thursday asserted that no one is currently happy in the country during the BJP’s rule, and there is going to be major changes at the national level.
“No one can prevent major changes. You (media) will get sensational news in 2 to 3 months,” he said, as per IANS report, adding: “We want ‘Ujwal Hindustan’. The attempts will be made to ensure changes in India. We are working in that direction.”
Speaking to reporters after meeting JD-S leader Deve Gowda, he said that adivasis, farmers and poor people are not living peaceful lives. Industries are shutting down, the value of the Indian currency is falling, the report said.
Attacking Narendra Modi’s speech on “Pariwarvaad”, KCR, as the Telangana Chief Minister is popularly known, said: “We don’t want speeches, we want change. GDP is taking a nosedive, inflation is increasing.”
“I have discussed issues of national politics with our senior brother Deve Gowda Ji and Kumaraswamy Ji (Deve Gowda’s son). I want to convey this here. My words turned out to be true when I announced that I will come to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Kumaraswamy. He went on to become the CM. This time I will assure that there will be major changes at the national level and it is impossible to prevent it from happening,” he was quoted as saying.
The report quoting him further said that the economy of the country has collapsed. “There is a young talent, resources, but, even today there is no discussion on relevant issues of concern in the country.”
Rao and former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda met on Thursday and discussed topics of national importance.
The meeting has been the topic of discussion in political corridors in connection with formation of a third front opposite ruling BJP and Congress.
Chandrashekar Rao has avoided meeting Modi who was in Telangana capital Hyderabad on Thursday.
On an earlier occasion, Chandrashekar Rao did not meet Modi during his visit to Hyderabad citing health reasons, the report said.
Deve Gowda has stated on social media: “We exchanged views on various topics of national importance. It was a candid and cordial meeting.”
Meanwhile, senior spokesperson of BJP, Prakash Shesharaghavachar in Karnataka criticized Chandrashekar Rao for avoiding meeting Modi who has arrived in Hyderabad.
“Not able to face PM Modi, Telangana CM has escaped to Karnataka. He is taking blessings of the father of family politics here,” Shesharaghavachar said, adding, “birds of the same flock.”