Defending his government’s decision to hold a day-long survey of Telangana residents that may cost the new state Rs. 20 crore, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, in an interview to NDTV on Sunday, said, “I am a Hitler and will be worse than Hitler if need be.”
Rao met Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu at Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad to try and sort out differences between the two states entangled in a long-drawn battle.
Without mincing words, Rao admitted that he had been called Hitler and he was not ashamed of it. “I am a Hitler and I will be worse than Hitler if need be, to stop illegalities,” he told NDTV.
Rao was defending the decision of his government to hold the survey of Telangana residents on August 19 to ensure the welfare schemes and benefits reach the needy.
Telangana was carved out of Andhra Pradesh on March 1 after President Pranab Mukherjee attested the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act passed by the Parliament.