Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is facing flak from various political leaders for calling Congress president Rahul Gandhi ‘buffoon’.
Congress party leader Anand Sharma condemned Rao’s statement and said that the Telangana Chief Minister, who is also known as KCR, is a thankless person.
“The choice of the word is distasteful. KCR is also an ungrateful person. Instead of thanking the Congress leadership, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and chairperson of UPA (United Progressive Alliance) Sonia Gandhi, who withstood all pressure to create Telangana, he has behaved in a manner which is unbecoming of a chief minister. It is his wishful thinking if he wishes that they are going to win, the voters know that he has presided over a government which has been a miserable failure. He has plundered the state’s resources and betrayed them,” he told agencies.
Nationalist Congress Party of India (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar said KCR’s statement reflected his “squalid thinking”.
“It is very unfortunate that these harsh statements are coming from a person who holds a very responsible position. Such grotty statements clearly show that KCR has a very squalid thinking,” he added.
Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja also disapproved of the language, which KCR used for the Congress party president.
“In public life, one should not use this language. Rahul Gandhi is the president of the Indian National Congress, which is the oldest party in the country. This is not the language one should use. Earlier, BJP was calling him Pappu and now they (TRS) are calling him a buffoon, what kind of language is this?” he questioned.
Reacting to Rahul Gandhi’s gesture in the Parliament towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi, KCR on Thursday described the Nehru-Gandhi scion as “the biggest buffoon in the country”, while addressing a press conference after the dissolution of the Telangana Assembly.