Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader KT Rama Rao (KTR) on Thursday hit out at Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu for giving Nandamuri Suhasini, the granddaughter of former CM NT Rama Rao, a ‘losing’ Kukatpally ticket and making her a ‘scapegoat’ for the Assembly elections on December 7.

During a road show in Kukatpally, KTR, the Telangana caretaker IT minister, questioned Naidu’s decision and asked if the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief would have given the Kukatpally ticket to his son Nara Lokesh.

KTR asked, “If Chandrababu Naidu really loves the Nandamuri family, why didn’t he appoint Suhasini as a minister in Andhra Pradesh, like he appointed Lokesh?”

He also taunted the CM by saying that he wanted to restrict the Nandamuri family’s political growth.

“Kukatpally is a losing seat. Naidu wants to make Suhasini a scapegoat and later wants to restrict her brothers from entering politics,” KTR said referring to Jr NTR and Nandamuri Kalyan Ram. 

KTR, the son of Telangana caretaker chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao, also criticised the alliance formed by various parties and called it as “unethical”.

He said, “NTR’s soul would be troubled seeing this.” He also reflected on the previous TRS-TDP alliance and said at the time both the parties were working towards the formation of a separate state of Telangana.

KTR also spoke of the malpractices done by Naidu in the past. “Was he (Naidu) not the one who tried to poach TRS MLAs? Was he not the one who wrote letters to the Centre, creating hurdles in irrigation project works?”

Seeking the support of the people, KTR said that the development in Kukatpally will come to a halt if TRS doesn’t come to power.    

Suhasini is the candidate from the People’s Front, which is contesting in an alliance with the Congress, TDP, Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) and CPI.