KCR following tantrik's advice, using black magic: Nirmala Sitaraman

On Dussehra, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao announced his foray into national politics and declared that his party Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) will now be called Bharata Rastra Samithi (BRS).

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  9 Oct 2022 10:24 AM GMT
KCR following tantriks advice, using black magic: Nirmala Sitaraman

Hyderabad: On Dussehra, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao announced his foray into national politics and declared that his party Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) will now be called Bharata Rastra Samithi (BRS).

KCR's announcement elicited various reactions from politicians and activists. Still, the most significant conflict has been with the ruling party at the Centre, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which BRS has named its primary opponent.

The BJP-BRS verbal war has already started.

However, things have turned sour this time with the BJP leadership, including finance minister Nirmala Sitaraman, alleging that KCR believes in black magic and that the Telangana Cabinet lacks women ministers due to his "Tantrik's" suggestion.

The Union minister had this to say about the KCR government's failure to keep its promises: "Water, funds, and jobs are all things that the government has failed to provide. Aside from that, we've heard that some "Tantrik" has said that having women in Cabinet positions will bring them bad luck. Following such recommendations, or for reasons unknown, he did not include women in his Cabinet. He has treated women unjustly."

She criticised the TRS's foray into national politics, saying, "Why is the word 'Rastra' used in Bharata Rashtra Samithi? Isn't that a Sanskrit term? Why not the Bharata Jatiya Party? They have severed ties with the Telugu people and language using the word 'rastra.'"

She criticised the mismanagement of BRS in Telangana, saying, "One who can't even reach the top shelf is reaching for the skies."

Sabitha Indra Reddy, Telangana's education minister, responded that the Union minister should check her facts.

She and her colleague Satyavati Rathod, minister for ST welfare, women, and child welfare, have been serving the state for three years.

The state BJP's Twitter handle responded stating that women were barred from serving in KCR's Cabinet until she arrived, as directed by the "Tantrik." It further said that if she had not demanded the ministry, she would have become a "Black magic tantric toy."

This tweet drew harsh criticism for being offensive and misogynistic.

The minister herself condemned the BJP leadership for degrading her and referring to her as a "black magic toy."

During a recent press conference, the BJP Karimnagar MP initially raised allegations of black magic. He said, "KCR has no faith in either democracy or God. He is disinterested in the state or its people. All he cares about is power. He will go to any length to gain control. Black magic and 'tantrik' pujas are being performed for the same by the CM and his family. After completing the black magic pujas, they put the materials in Kaleshwaram. We have faith in god, Dharma, and Democracy. Telangana's youth must decide what they will support."

He further claimed that they also changed the party's name on the recommendation of a "Tantrik."

"BRS will follow the same 'Tantrik' advice and distribute Rs. 40,000 for each vote in the upcoming Munugode by-election," he said.

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