WARANGAL: BJP national president Amit Shah on Saturday said that Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is afraid of MIM’s Asaduddin Owaisi and that is why he is reluctant to celebrate the ‘Hyderabad Liberation Day’. Addressing a massive public meeting on the occasion of the Hydera-bad Liberation Day at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at Hanamkonda on Saturday, Mr Shah remin-ded Mr Rao that it was not Mr Owaisi that made him the Chief Minister but the people of Telangana. He warned that if he does not act according to the aspirations of the people and, instead, gave priority to Mr Owaisi, the people would give him a fitting reply in 2019 elections.
He said that if the BJP comes to power in Telangana state, they would celebrate the Hyderabad Liberation Day without being afraid of anyone.He said it was shameful that Mr Rao is supporting a party that was founded by Kasim Razvi. The BJP chief paid floral tributes to the portrait of former deputy prime minister Sardar Patel and said that only because of his brave decisions, the Nizams bowed down to the Republic of India. He hailed liberation struggle martyrs like Komuram Bheem, Ramanandha Theertha and Hanumantha Rao and felicitated six freedom-fighters on the occasion. He reminded the gathering the atrocities committed by the Nizam’s private army and how they tortured the people of Telangana. “The Centre has given over Rs 90,000 crore for the development of TS through various schemes but they are not reaching the people. We wonder where they are going but then we found out that instead of Central funds reaching the people, leaders from other parties are reaching the TRS,” he said. He appealed to the people to bring the BJP to power in 2019 for a rule that is free of the MIM.