K. Chandrashekar Rao (KCR,) the Chief Minister of Telangana, lashed out at a man while addressing a public rally at Komaram Bheem Asifabad district, Telangana, on Thursday.
The man asked KCR about the 12 % reservation for the Muslims for jobs and education under the Muslim quota, which KCR promised in 2014. KCR reacted angrily to this and asked the man to be silent.
KCR, on this question, said, “What are you talking? Sit silent. What about 12 per cent? Why are you in hurry? Tere baap ko bolunga na (I will tell your father). Are you doing tamasha?”
KCR’s comments drew a lot of criticism from the opposition parties.
The Congress took to Twitter and stated, KCR is ‘drunk with power.’
Drunk with power, KCR acts like a dictator.
— Telangana Congress (@INCTelangana) November 29, 2018
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP,) addressing the public during a campaign in Mahabubnagar, targeted the Congress and KCR, the leader of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS,) and said, the TRS speaks about the Muslim reservation as a strategy for receiving votes, which the Congress party is doing since a long time.
Angered by KCR’s comment, Mohammad Azharuddin, a senior Congress leader, asked for an apology from KCR and questioned KCR about the promises he made to the Muslims regarding Muslim quota.
Mr. Azharuddin said, “He should tender an apology. He should not have said that.” In addition, he said, “Why should he make such promises when he knows very well that it cannot be fulfilled?”
The Telangana Assembly elections are scheduled on the 7th of December. The major parties contesting the elections are the TRS, the BJP and the grand alliance of the Congress, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP,) the Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) and the Communist Party of India (CPI.)
The counting of the votes will be done on the 11th of December.