Hyderabad: The BJP, on 20 November, complained to the Telangana State Election Commission regarding alleged defamatory statements made by Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The BJP, in its complaint, said the Chief Minister, during his press conference on 18 November, made abusive and unwarranted comments against the Prime Minister. The comments are in bad taste and unbecoming of a Chief Minister, it said, adding that the said comments have been widely circulated in print and electronic media.

Further, the BJP said the KCR had accused the Central government of mismanaging the country's economy with its policies. It claimed that he had falsely alleged that the PSUs are being destroyed and without any basis had said that the BJP was focusing on creating communal tensions in the country for political gains.

"He (KCR) said the BJP has done tremendous damage to the farmers and the working classes without any iota of truth. He also declared war on BJP and mocked the Prime Minister stating that the chaiwala who worked in a railway station is today trying to sell the Railways itself," the BJP said in the complaint.

Regarding, KCR's comments about the PM's inability to wage war against China and the Centre's acts of war at the borders, the BJP said these comments were highly objectionable and unfounded. "All the allegations are baseless and unwarranted and the same are made with a malafide intention to influence the voters in the GHMC elections," it further said.

On Friday, the TRS had filed a complaint against BJP state president Bandi Sanjay and the saffron party for violating the Model Code of Conduct ahead of the GHMC elections. The complaint was filed with the State Election Commission after Sanjay called Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao "desh drohi" and "anti- Hindu"..

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