These days, there is a big competition among organisations and individuals to pamper Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao by showering praises on him.
They know that KCR likes sycophancy rather than criticism. So, the best way to get into his good books is to perform milk baths of his portraits, write articles praising his leadership in newspapers and publish books on him.
The latest in this act of sycophancy is a book written by senior Urdu journalist Jalaluddin Akbar on KCR. The book is titled “5th Gandhi” and is written in both Telugu and Urdu languages.
It describes the chief minister as the fifth Gandhi, with Mahatma Gandhi, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (Frontier Gandhi), Martin Luther King Junior and Nelson Mandela being the first four Gandhis in chronological order.
According to the author, it is the biography of KCR with a voluminous compilation illustrating the life, struggles and triumph of KCR from the struggle for the formation of Telangana State to his rise as the first chief minister and the various welfare schemes of the government for minorities.
"The biography is a humble expression of appreciation to Chief Minister KCR for his pro-minority welfare scheme, and implementing the promises for minorities’ welfare," he said.
Deputy chief minister Mahmood Ali said KCR was the true ambassador of Hyderabadi Tehzeeb (culture) who revived the diminishing Hyderabadi culture of brotherhood and religious harmony with his words, deeds and character.
Don’t be surprised, if Jalaluddin Akbar gets a plum post in the government sooner or later!