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KCR defends decision to hold Intensive Household Survey

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. (Source: PTI/file) Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. (Source: PTI/file)
Press Trust of India | Hyderabad | Posted: August 17, 2014 9:52 pm | Updated: August 17, 2014 10:10 pm

Defending Telangana government’s controversial decision to hold an intensive household survey on August 19, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday said he will be like Hitler to stop “injustice”.

“One says KCR is Hitler, another says KCR is dictator; KCR is definitely Hitler for thieves. I want to be Hitler for the corrupt. I don’t feel shy. KCR is Hitler to stop injustice. I can even be Hitler’s grandfather,” Rao said at a press conference.

Talking about the proposed survey, the chief minister said the exercise is aimed at ensuring that the benefits of government programmes reaches the targeted sections.

Rao dismissed allegations that the survey has been planned with a view to identifying Seemandhra natives.

“It is absolutely wrong. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi government wants to be target specific. It (the survey) is aimed at helping the people and the poor,” he said.

Taking exception to certain comments being made by opposition TDP and BJP regarding the survey, Rao said the parties were raising a false alarm.

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