Minister for Irrigation, legislative affairs, mines and marketing T Harish Rao has finally reacted to ongoing speculations that he is competing with his nephew KT Rama Rao for the successor of incumbent CM KCR. Setting the record straight, Harish made it clear in an interview to DC, “I’m not in CM race as depicted by few opposition parties.
KTR and I don’t have any differences and we’re in good terms and share good rapport. Our only leader is K. Chandrasekhar Rao and both KTR, me will be working under his leadership. There is no second thought about it. KCR is healthy and definitely he is going to rule for another 15 to 20 years. So, we have a lot of time to think about who is going to take over the reigns. When the need arise, leader will emerge. At the moment, we will work in KCR’s leadership.”
Meanwhile, Harish in his usual fashion blamed Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu for power shortage in Telangana and claimed that TRS has a “plan” to overcome it. “We have entered into an agreement for the purchase of 1000 MW power from Chattisgarh as Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCI) is laying a newline from Bachupally to Wardha,” said Harish. He added, “We also entered into agreement with BHEL in Khammam to develop a thermal power plant with 6000 MW capacity within one and a half years. Also, Centre has promised to build 4000 MW capacity power plant by NTPC.”