Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao did not receive Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Hyderabad on Saturday. After that a war of words broke out between the BJP and ruling TRS government.
Rao skipped both the events attended by the Prime Minister and reportedly he was down with mild fever.
However, BJP leaders have slammed the Chief Minister for staying away, alleging that he has insulted the Prime Minister.
“He was fine till yesterday. Has he developed fever with Mr Modi’s arrival,” taunted BJP state chief Bandi Sanjay while reacting to reports that the Chief Minister is indisposed.
“KCR has been regularly insulting our PM. Now violating the protocol is a shameful act on the part of KCR. We will never tolerate this,” read a tweet posted from the BJP Telangana Twitter handle.
“As expected! KCR violating protocol stoops to a new low by sending his unimportant minister. Following NCBN, Channi footsteps. You’ll be paid back in return,” it added.
TRS argued that there is no necessity for the Chief Minister to receive the Prime Minister on a private visit.
“It’s totally as per the protocol issued by the government of India validated by the Ministry of Home Affairs,” it tweeted.
The party also shared the relevant rules.