I will be worse than Hitler if need arises: KCR

I will be worse than Hitler if need arises: KCR

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao on Sunday said  that he would be a “Hitler” for anyone robbing  public wealth.

Speaking to reporters at his camp officer after the much-publicised meeting with his AP counterpart Chandrababu Naidu at Raj Bhavan, Rao said he was always available and ready to resolve issues pertaining to people’s interest, but was not interested in settling scores or engaging in verbal duels for political one-upmanship.

“I would be worse than Hitler, if the need arises, to stop illegalities,” said KCR Rao defending his decision to weed out bogus ration cards by conducting a Rs 20-crore day-long survey.

“The survey is needed to ensure that welfare schemes and benefits reach those who need them the most.” Responding to questions on the mega household survey, KCR Rao  denied receiving any letter from the Central government seeking clarification about it.

Appealing to the people to participate in the survey, he said nobody should have any apprehensions about it.

“A few newspapers haven’t changed their mindset. It (the survey) was projected as against people from Seemandhra. The purpose (of the survey) is to identify the real beneficiaries of welfare schemes and to weed out bogus ones,” he said.

Rao also clarified that he had never called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a fascist. “I only said if the Central government gives powers to the governor which the Constitution has not given, it would be a fascist action on the part of the government,” he said.

He added that he would not order the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation to stop demolition of illegal structures.

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