The Telangana IT Minister KTR reached out to scores of people through his chat over Twitter, and #Ask KTR trended at the number one position on the platform.
Interacting with people cutting across ideologies, Mr Rao shared his thoughts on various subjects from politics to sports during the #AskKTR session. People vied to draw his attention and answer their query thus it trended at the number one position on Twitter.
In response to a query about how the TRS plans to tackle false propaganda and fake news, he said the people of Telangana are smart and they what is truth. When asked if he would prefer entering into national politics, Mr Rama Rao said he was contented and happy to serve the people of Telangana.
On the ongoing crisis in BJP in Uttar Pradesh where three ministers and six MLAs resigned for the party, the TRS working president opined that the people of Uttar Pradesh seem to favour Samajwadi Party in ensuing elections. Asked whether he would campaign for Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, he said he would take a call soon on the issue.
On local BJP leaders’ comments that Pune is a better city than Hyderabad, he said it was good to ignore their stupidity. “People in Telangana want peace and stability,” he said.
He observed that the BJP has no achievements to claim except talk about dividing people on the lines of religion or something else. When asked about his views on the BJP coming up with the idea of renaming the city to Bhagyanagar from Hyderabad, Mr KTR rubbished them all saying “Silly political stunts.”
Replying to a tweet on debating with Revanth Reddy, KTR said “Let him debate with MLA Elvis Stephenson Garu. I don’t get into debates with criminals and 420s like him.”
Mr KTR called Prime Minister Modi’s 15 lakhs in each account promise as “Jhumla of the Century”
When asked about the Telangana Govt’s plans for electricity supply and fast charging points keeping in mind the increase in the number of EV vehicles, KTR said that the TSREDCO is working with many private sector players presently.
Responding to questions on lockdown and night curfew, KTR said “It will all depend on the number of cases and how the health officials advise the government.”
On a lighter note, KTR gave some witty responses too. When someone tweeted his disinterest in participating in #AskKTR calling it a PR event, KTR replied, “Glad you chose to participate.”
After the hour-long #AskKTR session touching on a wide range of topics, he signed off wishing people a happy Sankranthi.
-Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao