Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s attempt to pamper Prime Minister Narendra Modi and somehow enter the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA government at the Centre, seems to have backfired.
It was evident from the way the Modi government ignored repeated requests of the KCR government to expect ongoing irrigation and other developmental projects from the GST regime and decided to impose 18 per cent GST.
This has angered KCR, who declared that he would launch a legal battle against the Centre.
He also decided to write a strong protest letter to the Prime Minister, stating that the Central government imposing tax on the state government projects is not fair.
During his recent meeting with Modi, KCR also made a proposal to increase the reservations to Muslim minorities from four per cent to 12 per cent.
The Prime Minister reportedly told him bluntly that it would not be possible to approve religion-based reservations. On this, too, KCR wants to move the court.
Back home, the TRS chief told the party leaders that there was no question of having alliance with the BJP, which was behaving in a hegemonic manner.
He said the party would contest in all the seats, barring those given to the MIM. It does mean, the chances of having alliance with the BJP are remote!