KCR to boycott meeting, pokes fun at bulldozers in letter to PM Modi: Niti Aayog Useless

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) says he will not attend the Niti Aayogs governing council meeting . KCR says the Aayog was formed with the lofty goal of bringing the states on the same page as the Centre .

New Delhi: In a terse letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, claiming to be in violation of state interests, along with jibes over price-rise, bulldozers, and communal remarks, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (or KCR) said today that he will not attend the Niti Aayogs governing council meeting on August 7 as a sign of severe opposition.The prime minister is the chairman of the government's strategy think tank.This is the latest in a string of attacks on the BJP and the central government by the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) chief.Other regional parties, such as Tamil Nadus DMK and Bengals Trinamool Congress, have been alleged to have accepted the meeting, though they haven't opposed it.

The country is entering a difficult phase of unprecedented poverty, low inflation, skyrocketing prices, and rising unemployment, as well as low economic growth, he writes.He describes Telangana as one of the trailblazing states and says such states are being unfairly treated.The development of any inch of the country is influenced by the country's evolution.In the letter, he reminds PM Modi of a key proposal from the Niti Aayog that states should have the freedom to design or modify central plans.

Niti Aayog has been decommissioned as a result of the one-sided government's statements on the use of bulldozers, encounter killings, 80:20 ratios, and references with religious undertones, among other things, he slams the central government for failing to take action on the old model of government discriminating against the states and not treating them as equal partners in our collective endeavor to make India a prosperous and developed country.