New Delhi;Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) chairperson Vijayashanti courted controversy Saturday when she said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is “scaring people like a terrorist”.
“Every person is scared of which bomb Modi will drop at which minute. He is appearing like a terrorist. Instead of loving his people, he is scaring them. This is not a characteristic of a Prime Minister,” Vijayashanti, an actress-turned-politician, said, referring to decisions like demonetisation. Rahul Gandhi was on the stage when Vijayashanti made the remarks at a rally in Shamshabad.
Vijayashanti further slammed the PM for “ruled like a dictator” during his tenure. “He wants to rule like that in the next five years, but people will not give him that opportunity,” the former MP said in Telugu.Once a Telangana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS) leader, Vijayashanti was suspended from the party for indulging in “anti-party activities”, following which she joined Congress in February 2014.The state Congress chairperson also said that “the war has begun between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi”.“Modi’s rule is autocracy and Rahul’s soul is democracy,” she alleged.She also accused Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao of “buying Congress MLAs” by “paying more than 30 crores each”.