Hyderabad: The Hours after the dissolution of Telangana state Assembly on Thursday, caretaker Chief Minister and TRS President K Chandrasekhar Rao called Congress President Rahul Gandhi as the "biggest buffoon" in the country and dismissed rumors about aligning with a "non-secular" party like BJP for the 2019 elections.
"Everyone knows what Rahul Gandhi is…the biggest buffoon in the country. The whole country has seen how he went and hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament and winked," Rao said at a press conference, where he also announced candidates for 105 constituencies. He said only two sitting candidates were denied tickets.
When asked about Gandhi’s plans to extensively campaign in Telangana, the TRS chief said, "The more he comes, it will be easier for us (to win elections)." KCR said the Gandhi scion had inherited the legacy of the Congress Delhi empire and appealed to the people of Telangana not to become slaves to Delhi. "The decisions of Telangana should be taken in Telangana," he said.
Branding Congress as the "biggest enemy" of Telangana, Rao flayed the party for making "baseless, mindless and meaningless" allegations against the TRS government. "Congress is Telangana's villain number one," he said.