Citizenship Amendment Bill: Is it the end of TRS-BJP ‘secret friendship’?

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The TRS and BJP are known to be ‘secret friends’ for long. This is because TRS chief and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao supported BJP-led NDA government on all the crucial issues since 2014.

Be it demonetization or GST announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, election of President, Vice President of India during NDA-I government regime or Reorganisation of Jammu & Kashmir, repeal of Article 370, Triple Talaq bills during NDA-II government, KCR supported all in the Parliament.

But KCR on Monday (today) sprang a surprise by issuing whip to all the TRS MPs to vote against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) introduced by the NDA government in Parliament today.

KCR directed all his party MPs to attend Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha without fail on Monday and Tuesday and vote against the bill, whenever it will be put for voting.

KCR’s decision signals that the ‘secret friendship’ between TRS and BJP has come to an end as he has decided to take on BJP directly in the Parliament for the first time.

The political equations between TRS and BJP have altered since general elections in May 2019.

The BJP shocked TRS by bagging four Lok Sabha seats in TS, the best-ever performance of the saffron party in the state.

Even more shocking for KCR was, the BJP defeating his daughter and sitting MP K Kavitha in Nizamabad Lok Sabha seat and his close aide B Vinod Kumar in Karimnagar Lok Sabha seat. The BJP also wrested Adilabad Lok Sabha seat from TRS, while retaining the Secunderabad Lok Sabha seat.

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