On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi apparently criticized the ruling TRS in Telangana, saying it had “betrayed” the people and asserted that “the lotus will bloom” all over the state.
The PM’s statement comes ahead of the 2023 Assembly elections in the state, where the BJP is seeking to challenge the K Chandrasekhar Rao-led TRS.
The political party in which Telangana had a lot of faith betrayed the people, said Modi without naming the TRS and added signals that ‘Lotus’ will flourish in the state.
Modi landed here this afternoon to dedicate a fertilizer plant at Ramagundam in the state to the nation, in addition to inaugurating and laying the foundation stone for multiple development projects.
“Lately, regardless of the polls, the message is loud and clear that the sunrise is not far away. The darkness will disappear. The lotus will bloom everywhere in Telangana,” Modi said.
“The party that the Telangana people had a lot of faith in, the same party betrayed Telangana. But my friends, when darkness looms from all four sides, Lotus will begin to bloom,” he said, alluding to the symbol of the BJP.
“Now the people of Telangana want a government that works for all families in Telangana instead of just one family,” Modi said indirectly referring to Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
“They want a BJP government,” Modi said.
He said he could see the lotus blooming in Telangana, referring to his party’s recent outlook in various bypolls. The party had won two Assembly by-elections in the past two years, in addition to doing well in the previous Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections.
Superstitions are practiced in the city, known for its presence in information technology, he said and believed that superstitions decide governance, in what appeared to be a veiled reference to the chief minister.
He further said that the state government and its rulers here continue to do injustice to the ability of Telangana and the talent of its people.
Referring to Munugode’s recent partial poll, Modi said BJP workers had forced the entire state administration to focus on one election. The ruling party won the seat with just over 10,000 votes.
-With PTI input