- Rahul Gandhi had recently said that KCR stands for "Khao Commission Rao"
- Mr Gandhi had said PM and KCR were indulging in crony capitalism
- KCR said his life was one of fighting, unlike Mr Gandhi's
Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhar Rao, also known as KCR, has returned Congress president Rahul Gandhi's scathing attack with equal intensity on Friday. At a rally Illendu, he said Mr Gandhi speaks like a "joker". He was reacting on the Congress leader's barb that KCR stands for "Khao Commission Rao".
"Whether that Rahul Gandhi has intelligence or not, God has given intelligence or not, he speaks like a joker. (He says) we have redesigned (irrigation projects) for commissions. Rahul Gandhi, would you come, do you have guts, shall we go to Rudramakota. Shall we see...named after your father, how Rajiv Sagar, Indira Sagar are. I will take you there....Not making worthless allegations," he said.
In a strong comeback, K Chandrasekhar Rao said his life was one of fighting, unlike Mr Gandhi's. "We are building projects what we need... Do we need commission? I will give you commission if you want. Who needs commission. Ours is not a life of commission like you. Our life is one of fighting," he said.
Rahul Gandhi on Thursday called Mr Rao "Khao Commission Rao", slamming him for allegedly making his family rich at the cost of development in Telangana.
Mr Gandhi, who is the Congress' main campaigner in poll-bound Telangana, targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and KCR for allegedly indulging in crony capitalism and denying tribals and farmers their rights.
"KCR's only job has been to rename old Congress projects only by enhancing their costs, and getting commission for himself and his family. KCR stands for Khao Commission Rao," Mr Gandhi had said at a rally in Nizamabad.
With inputs from PTI