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KCR defends his criticism of Seemandhra leaders

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Says the language of the exploited and oppressed is bound to be a little harsh

K. Chandrasekhar Rao
K. Chandrasekhar Rao

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president K. Chandrasekhar Rao defended his criticism of Seemandhra leaders in Telangana slang during ‘Sakala Jana Bheri’ public meeting held here on Sunday stating that sweet words can’t be expected from those who are oppressed.

He sought to know whether the language being used by several Seemandhra leaders against Telangana tribals, students, people and the movement was known as “culture”. “The language of the people who are being exploited and oppressed for the last six-decades is bound to be a little harsh and it has nothing to do with the culture,” Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao said addressing a press conference here on Tuesday.

The TRS chief asked those who were criticising his language why they were silent when Seemandhra leaders had been using un-parliamentary language against “Talangana people in general and KCR in particular” all these days. Was it music to their ears, he questioned.

Reiterating that he would not hesitate to call those who had been opposing and obstructing statehood to the region as betrayers of Telangana, Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao said such comments were made not against the people of Seemandhra but their leaders. He requested the Congress high command and the Prime Minister to speed up the Telangana process and cautioned that any delay would result in bad blood between the people of Seemandhra and Telangana.

Asked whether the TRS would oppose the rally being planned by YSR Congress here, the TRS chief said supporters of Telangana would definitely try to oppose such a meeting as that party was against the statehood to the region now. He, however, evaded answer on chances of TRS’ tie-up with BJP/Narendra Modi.


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