Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said he had rejected a request of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to join the NDA, after the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections in 2020, citing his “deeds.”
Speaking at a rally here, Modi said before the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls, Rao used to come to the airport to receive him with fanfare and show a lot of respect.
“For the first time, I am going to reveal a secret. I have come today to tell 100 per cent truth. When Hyderabad Municipal Corporation polls were held, the BJP won 40-45 seats (48). Nobody got a majority. KCR needed support.
You must have seen before the Hyderabad Corporation polls, he used to come to airport with an army to welcome me. He used to felicitate me with big garlands. He used to respect me a lot,” Modi said. Spitting fire at Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that KCR came to him and had said that he would hand over the reins of the Telangana government to KTR and requested him to bless BRS working president KT Rama Rao. Modi said that he had strongly told KCR that India is a democracy and not a monarchy.
That is not in his personality. KCR praised me saying that the nation is rushing forward under my leadership. KCR told me that he has done a lot and will hand over the reins of the Telangana government to KTR and asked me to bless KTR.