Hyderabad: Telangana minister Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao, popularly known by his initials KTR, targeted Union Home Minister Amit Shah for his speech in Hyderabad on Saturday.
The IT minister compared Shah with first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, saying that while the latter wanted to ‘unite and integrate’, Shah only wanted to ‘divide and bully.’
“74 years ago, A Union Home Minister came to UNITE & INTEGRATE The People of Telangana into Indian union, Today A Union Home Minister has come to DIVIDE & BULLY The People of Telangana & their state Govt,” KTR said in a tweet.
74 years ago, A Union Home Minister came to UNITE & INTEGRATE The People of
Telangana into Indian union
Today A Union Home Minister has come to DIVIDE & BULLY
The People of Telangana & their state Govt
That's why I say, India needs
DECISIVE POLICIES Not
— KTR (@KTRTRS) September 17, 2022
“That’s why I say, India needs decisive policies, not divisive politics,” added KTR.
KTR’s response was in the backdrop of Amit Shah’s speech on Saturday.
“There was a demand in the region that Hyderabad Liberation Day is celebrated with the approval of the government. But unfortunately, 75 years gone by, those who ruled here did not dare to celebrate Hyderabad Liberation Day because of vote bank politics,” reports quoted Amit Shah as saying.
“If not for Sardar Patel, Hyderabad would have taken more years to get liberated. Sardar Patel knew that as long as Nizam’s Razakars could not be defeated, the dream of Akhand Bharat will not be fulfilled.”