The Center on Thursday rejected Telangana minister KT Rama Rao’s claims that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao was asked to stay away from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s programs in the state.
“According to some media reports, Telangana Chief Minister’s son has claimed that the PMO has sent a message that Mr. KCR should not be a part of PM’s programs while visiting Hyderabad. This is clearly untrue. By PMO No such message was sent.” Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh said on Twitter.
Modi had gone to Hyderabad in February to unveil the statue of renowned philosopher Ramanujacharya. Telangana CM Rao was not present at the event.
When Modi visited vaccine maker Bharat Biotech facilities in November last year, the chief minister was also not present.
“In fact, the Telangana Chief Minister was expected to attend the events on February 5 when the PM went to Hyderabad. It was the CM’s office that informed the PMO that the CM was unwell and hence would not attend (the programmes),” Singh said.