Hyderabad, July 2
The Telangana capital has been witnessing some high-voltage political activities, with BJP holding its high-profile National Executive meeting in presence of its top brass, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on one hand, and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar’s show of strength, and his direct snub against his opponent, on the other.
The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi today organised a rally in support of Yashwant Sinha, Opposition’s candidate for the presidential poll with scores of pink banners (TRS party’s colour) supporting him.
While KCR personally received Sinha at Begumpet airport, he was conspicuous by his absence when the PM Modi landed at the airport a couple of hours later. This was the third time in the past six months when KCR, an open critic of Modi and the BJP, had decided to “overlook the protocol”.
Slamming the Telangana CM, Union Mnister Smriti Irani said not only did KCR disrupt what had constitutionally been a federal protocol in the country, he had also broken the ‘maryada’. “This is a reflection on him (KCR). He has not insulted an individual but an institution” she said