Tummala Nageswara Rao, who jumped into TRS from TDP, shed “crocodile” tears and expressed his dissent over the merging of Mandals of Khammam into truncated Andhra Pradesh as part of the Polavaram Irrigation Project. He didn’t stop there but lamented, “The curses of people of those Mandals will haunt the people of Andhra Pradesh.”
The ridicule doing the rounds on social platforms is that “What was Tummala doing all these days? Was he sleeping? He hasn’t opened his mouth earlier when he was in TDP and how come he picked up this slogan soon after wearing a pink shawl?” wrote a person on social network.
It may be recalled that the decision to include 7 Mandals of Khammam into AP was taken by the UPA II government and the same was drafted in the AP Reorganization Bill 2013 which was cleared in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in the presence of then MP TRS Chief KCR. NDA-led BJP has just implemented the Telangana Bill approved by previous government. How come now TRS and Tummala crying foul?