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Amit Shah evasive on BJP-BRS nexus

Amit Shah evasive on BJP-BRS nexus

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday tried to avoid direct answers to the questions on the allegations of an understanding between his party and the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) led by chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

Shah interacted with reporters in Hyderabad on Saturday but appeared to be evasive, when a reporter asked him about the allegations that the BJP and the BRS were hand in glove with each other.

“Ideologically, both the BRS and the BJP are different and they cannot be any political alliance between them,” he crisply said.

For that matter, all the alliance partners of the NDA are not ideologically same but they have come together for a political convenience. So, Shah tried to avoid a direct answer to the same.

On why the Centre is not taking any action against the BRS leaders thought the BJP leaders accuse KCR and his family of indulging in corruption, Shah said the government would look into all such issues. 

“We are not able to take any action we are not in power in Telangana. It cannot be done now because of the elections. Once the BJP comes to power in the state, it will initiate a probe and all those involved in corruption in each case will be identified and punished,” he said.

So, if the BRS comes back to power in Telangana, the BJP won’t take any action against KCR or his family members.

“If that is the case, why should they talk about corruption of KCR and family? Why is the Centre unleashing the central investigating agencies against Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues, though the BJP is not power there?” an analyst asked.

The clearance given by the Election Commission for disbursement of money to the farmers the BRS government under Rythu Bandhu scheme a few days before the polling clearly shows the BRS-BJP nexus, the analyst said.

Taking strong exception to the ECI order, Pradesh Congress Committee president A Revanth Reddy said it would influence the outcome of the elections.

“The ECI communication clearly establishes the Fevicol bond between the BRS and the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre,” he said.

Revanth alleged that KCR is attempting to win by spending public money with the support of the Centre. The move is intended to influence the outcome of the elections.

He also pointed out that a series of raids by the Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax department on the residences of only Congress candidates like G Vivek and Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy and refusal of seizure of huge cash in the residence of former BRS government advisor clearly showed that the BRS and the BJP were hand in glove with each other.

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