Telangana chief minister Mr K Chandrasekhar Rao received a very warm welcome from the people of Bihar state during his visit on Wednesday.
After his official duties, he had hectic consultations with the chief minister Mr Nitish Kumar, deputy chief minister Mr Tejaswi Yadav, and former chief minister Mr Lalu Prasad Yadav seeking their support in forming an alternate force to BJP at the Centre in the coming elections.
Mr KCR visited Bihar to distribute compensation of Rs 10 lakh each to the five soldiers who died in Galwan clash with the Chinese army and Rs 5 lakh each to the migrant labour from Bihar who died in a Timber depot fire mishap in Secunderabad.
He called on the ailing former chief minister Mr Lalu Prasad Yadav and inquired about his health.
Earlier in the day, he held a meeting with Chief Minister Mr Nitish Kumar who recently parted ways with the BJP resenting its cheap conspiracies. He is known for his honesty and experience in public life throughout the country. Mr KCR wants him to join the parties that are anti-BJP to form an alternate force. The force would work to defeat the BJP from centre.
Later, addressing a press conference, Mr KCR lashed out at the BJP for its anti-people policies and fascist ways of playing politics. The BJP failed to deliver anything to the people and failed to utilise the natural resources available for the good of the people.
Instead, the BJP squeezed the people and helped the corporate companies by waiving loans of big businessmen and taxing the poor with increased prices of petrol, diesel, and cooking gas. Even the funeral services at graveyards are brought under GST which is a shame, he told the reporters.
Despite irritating questions from some scribes, Mr KCR kept his cool and was patient enough to answer every question. He said he would wait for them till their questions are over and asked them to join him in protecting the democracy in the country and unseat BJP.
Mr Nitish Kumar coming out of NDA is likely to affect the chances of the BJP in Bihar in the next general elections.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao