Nalgonda: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao instigated controversy by comparing a group of protestors to “dogs”, while addressing a public meeting on Wednesday, which incensed the people including opposition party, demanding an apology from the TRS leader.
A group of people, including some women, while addressing a public gathering after laying the foundation stone of a government scheme in the Nagarjun Sagar area of the Nalgonda district, wanted to give a representation to the chief minister and started to protest, which created ruckus.
Responding to the disturbance, the CM said, “Now that you have given the memo, leave from here. If you want to stay, please remain calm. No one will be distributed by your stupid acts, you will be beaten up unnecessarily. We have seen many people, amma, there are a lot of dogs like you. Leave from here.”
Attacking the CM over his derogatory remarks, Manickam Tagore, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee in-charge, demanded an apology from the senior leader.
“Telangana CM calls women at Nagarjuna Sagar public meeting dogs. Don’t forget that this is a democracy and the women standing there are the reason you sit in that position. They are our bosses. Apologise, Chandrashekar,” Tagore said.
Spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Krishna Saagar Rao also find the comment as an insult to Hindus and the BJP.
“KCR has insulted Yadavs (Gokasulu) by comparing them with demons (Rakasulu) in his public rally. He claims that he has dealt with and defeated Rakasulu (Demons), and dealing with Gokasulu (those who herd cows) is no big deal. He made these statements while he was verbally attacking BJP, which establishes that he was making this statement is a direct reference to Hindus and especially Yadavs,” the BJP spokesperson alleged demanding an apology from the chief minister for his ‘unwarranted insult’.
“Even if he said it in the flow of his speech, it was inappropriate. The BJP is surprised that CM KCR could speak with such impunity, especially when Nagarjuna Sagar has a huge Yadav electorate. We strongly condemn this disrespectful comparison and demand an apology for this unwarranted insult,” he said.
“KCR should take lessons in public speaking, especially for the use of socially acceptable vocabulary while addressing party campaigns,” he added.