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KTR plays down Harish Rao's role!

KTR plays down Harish Rao's role!

Telangana Rashtra Samithi working president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s son K T Rama Rao on Tuesday sought to play down the importance of his cousin T Harish Rao in the party’s victory in Medak parliamentary constituency.

While the TRS had won the Medak seat, the campaign for which was handled by Harish Rao, the party lost in Karimnagar parliamentary constituency, the responsibility of which was taken up by KTR.

In fact, at a party meeting during the elections, both KTR threw a challenge at Harish saying he would ensure that the TRS would get more majority than that in Medak at least by one vote. But the party lost in Karimnagar, while it won the Medak seat.

However, KTR did not agree with it. He argued that though the party had won with huge margin in Medak, the majority of the party had decreased in Siddipet, which is represented by Harish Rao. KTR said there was no truth in the talk that Harish Rao was side-lined in the party.

On the loss of his sister Kalvakuntla Kavitha in the Nizamabad parliamentary constituency, KTR said that farmers were not the reason for her defeat.

“In fact, they were not farmers but political party leaders,” he said.

He alleged that the Congress and BJP leaders had colluded in the election.

“Don’t forget that Kavitha is the daughter of a fighter. Myself and Kavitha had faced many setbacks in the past and one defeat would not demoralise us,” he said.

Rao said he did not feel he had failed as the working president of the party. He pointed out that BJP had won in the entire country. Even the BJP leaders would not have thought that they would win Adilabad and in Serilingampally, the BJP got 50,000 votes, he pointed out.

“Big leaders like Rahul Gandhi and Devegowda also lost the election. There would have been no difference even if TRS would have won 16 seats as BJP got majority on its own,” he said.


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