In a public meeting, Minister K Taraka Rama Rao gave a call to people to defeat the Congress in the next elections to realise the dream of Bangaru Telangana. He criticised the Congress for the sorry state of affairs in Telangana in the last 50 years. Countering his criticism, Congress MLA DK Aruna flayed KTR’s comments. She said that the Congress alone can provide the good rule to people. Another Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao said KTR would have been working in abroad if Congress president Sonia Gandhi did not grant Telangana state.