Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda launched a scathing attack on the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on Sunday, accusing the K Chandrashekar Rao-led government of engaging in what he termed as ‘appeasement politics’. Addressing a rally in Ranga Reddy district, Nadda criticized the TRS administration for various actions, including declaring Urdu as the state’s second language and alleged attempts to acquire temple lands.
Nadda asserted a stark contrast between the working style of PM Narendra Modi, focused on the people’s satisfaction, and what he described as KCR’s strategy of appeasement in Telangana. He questioned the decisions made by the TRS government, highlighting the declaration of Urdu as the state’s second language and purported efforts to raise the reservation quota from 4% to 12% based on religion. Additionally, he accused the administration of planning to acquire temple lands, urging the removal of such practices of appeasement.
The BJP President’s remarks come in the wake of KCR’s promise of a 12% reservation for Muslims in 2014, followed by the passage of a bill in 2017 aimed at augmenting the quota for both Muslims and Scheduled Tribes in Telangana. The ongoing debate over these policies has intensified political rhetoric between the BJP and TRS, setting the stage for heightened tensions in the region’s political landscape.