Making light of AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s remarks that Amaravati, the capital of AP, will overtake Hyderabad in terms of infrastructure and development, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao said that no city can be compared with the historic city of Hyderabad.
While wishing AP government good luck for its new capital, KCR advised Naidu to focus on developing the new state instead of criticising Telangana.
“Let them build Amaravati or any other city, we are not bothered. Why do they even have to make comparisons with Hyderabad? Telangana is fortunate to have a capital like Hyderabad and no city is worth comparing to this historic city,’’ Rao said, in a tit-for-tat reply.
Speaking at an awards function on the 91st birth anniversary of Telangana’s iconic writer and poet, Dasarathi Krishnamacharya, KCR also took a dig at Naidu who reportedly mocked Telangana culture saying “People of Hyderabad were always late risers. It was NT Rama Rao who inculcated the culture of rising early in the morning in the State.” Rao warned: “We are politely advising them to mind their own business or we can also respond in ten words for one. I can take any criticism against me, but not against my culture and my State.”
KCR was presenting the State government’s first-ever Dasarathi Memorial Award to Thirumala Srinivasacharya, who was also the Chief Minister’s teacher in school. Srinivasacharya is well known for his writing on Dasarathi and his work.
Source: The New Indian Express