Telangana Congress leader and former Minister Shabbir Ali said that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has convincing skills that he can tell lies with conviction. Shabbir revealed that KCR had asked Sonia Gandhi for Chief Minister's post after state bifurcation. Replying to question of KCR insulting Congress leaders, Shabbir stated that the Congress leaders can also criticise KCR but they will not do so. He condemned the rumours of joining the TRS by 2019. Asked about MIM supporting TRS, the Congress leader said that the MIM has no values.