Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for his extravagant purchase of a mine-proof Mercedes Benz bus, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh called him “The New Nizam of Hyderabad”.
Digvijaya Singh Tweets over Twitter:
5 Cr Bullet Proof Mercedes for KCR Telengana CM ! And he has no money to fulfill his Election promIses. The New Nizam of Hyderabad !
— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) July 4, 2015
Must Read: KCR Spends Rs. 5 Crore for Bus
Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday purchased a bullet-proof and mine-proof Mercedes Benz bus which costs of Rs. 5 crore and this bus have a ladder for the Chief Minister to climb on top of the bus to make a dramatic public appearance during his tours to the districts in Telangana. Bullet-proof and mine-proof Mercedes Benz white bus was brought on Wednesday evening from Chandigarh to Miyapur bus depot in Hyderabad. The bus is wifi-enabled and will help the CM hold meetings with ministers and officials while on the move.
The Congress questioned the self-indulgence particularly when over 700 farmers committed suicide in the last one year over loan repayments. TRS however called the Congress jealous of the work KCR is able to do and the government points out that the Chief Minister is using a mode of transport used by common man and says the bus does not even have a bed inside and is strictly a work area.
Incidentally Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu also has a luxury bus provided by his AP government, in which he travels outside Hyderabad and even sleeps in when the quality of housing, provided in the district towns is not up to the mark.