At a press conference in Telangana on Monday, Rahul Gandhi was asked about KCR changing the name of his party from Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS). To this, he said the “reality” is that only the grand old party's “ideology…can defeat that of the BJP”.
The tussle between the BJP and the TRS went on over the celebration of Hyderabad's freedom from the Nizam's rule – with the BJP seeking Telangana chief minister KCR's apology ‘for distorting Telangana’s history' to earn ‘AIMIM's praise'.
Centre vs Telangana: Both the Telangana government and the Centre came out with figures of how much they are spending for the state – after Nirmala Sitharaman rapping an IAS officer for the absence of PM Modi's posters at a fair price shop went viral.
Nirmala Sitharaman asked the collector why the flexis of PM Modi were not there at the fair price shop that she visited in Telangana on Friday. "You will as the district administrator ensure that the flexis are not be removed, that shall not be torn, that shall not be affected," Sitharaman told collector Jitesh Pillai