Why didn’t KCR invite Modi for Kaleswaram festival?

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Telangana CM K Chandrasekhara Rao is caught up in a controversy involving the TRS-BJP strained relations. He has not attended PM Modi’s Delhi meeting today on One India One election debate. Now KCR has also not invited Modi for his grand inaugural function of multi-crore Kaleswaram Lift Irrigation Project tomorrow. This has triggered a political storm in Telangana on whether he is on a collision course with BJP.

KCR is projecting Kaleswaram project as a man-made wonder and engineering marvel achieved by his government. He has invited Maharashtra Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao, AP Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. He has not invited any of the BJP leaders from national or state levels.

As rumours are spreading on this very fast, KCR asked why he should invite Modi for each and everything. He further said that PM was invited for Mission Bhagiratha and Kakatiya for which Rs. 24,000 crore central funds were requested. Not a single rupee was granted. KCR reminded his critics that he had called Modi a fascist in the past for his not helping the cause of Telangana. It looks he is drawing battlelines with BJP for 2023 Telangana assembly election already.

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