PM Modi hits out at Telangana government for promoting political dynasty

Attacking the TRS government in Telangana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that when parties dedicated to one family come to power, members of that family become the biggest faces of corruption.

Addressing a public meeting in the state, Prime Minister Modi said, “Due to political dynasties, young people, talents in the country do not even have the opportunity to enter politics. Parivarwad crushes all the dreams of these young people and closes all doors to them. Therefore, freedom from dynasties, freedom from family celebrations is also a resolution for India in the 21st century.”

“The people of Telangana see that when parties dedicated to one family come to power, the members of that family become the biggest faces of corruption. The people of Telangana see that family parties only thrive and fill their coffers” , he added.

The Prime Minister pointed out that when political dynasties are removed from power, it opens up avenues for development. “Now it is the responsibility of my brothers and sisters in Telangana to take this campaign forward,” he said.

Notably, the son of Chief Minister of Telangana Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao, KT Rama Rao, is a Sircilla legislator and serves as the Minister for IT, Municipal Government and Urban Development. KCR’s daughter Kavitha served as MP for Nizamabad and is currently a member of Nizamabad Legislative Council since 2020. KCR’s nephew Harish Rao is MP for Siddipet and Minister of Finance for Telangana.

However, the Telangana Chief Minister avoided meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the second time in the past four months as he flew to Bengaluru on Thursday to call on former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda and his son HD Kumaraswamy of JD (S). PM Modi is in Hyderabad today to attend an event at the Indian School of Business. In February, KCR failed to meet Prime Minister Modi at the airport when he traveled to Hyderabad to unveil the Equality Statue in Muchintal. Rao had cited health reasons.

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