Hyderabad: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashed out at Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and called him a ‘xerox copy’ of Congress and that both the parties backed “dynastic politics, casteism and vote bank politics”, Rao hit back asking the PM not to lie for the sake of votes.Also Read - Jharkhand: 7 Children Drown In Pond During 'Karma Puja’ Festivities, PM Modi Expresses Grief

Rao pointed out that Nizamabad was struggling with water shortage, electricity and proper roads and PM Modi should not lie just to grab votes. While addressing an election rally in Mahabubnagar district, Rao said, “How can you say such a lie… You should not lie, being at the responsible post of Prime Minister, for the sake of votes.” (Also Read: Assembly Polls LIVE: Ensure Not a Single Congress Candidate Wins, PM Modi Tells Telangana Rally) Also Read - Land of Afghanistan Should Not Be Used To Spread Terrorism In Any Country: PM Modi at SCO-CSTO Outreach Summit

Reacting to Modi’s remarks, Rao further asked the former to not level false allegations against the state’s CM. Reiterating that there is a need for ‘federal front government’ at the Centre, Rao added that he isn’t afraid of anyone and isn’t anything like Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. Also Read - Recent Developments in Afghanistan Prove Radicalisation Biggest challenge to Peace: PM Modi at SCO Summit | Key Points

“Mr Narendra Modi, there is no power problem in Telangana… don’t lie. I am very sorry to say this. You cannot level false allegations against a chief minister. I am not afraid of anyone. I am not (Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N) Chandrababu Naidu,” Rao said.

Confident of Telangana Rashtra Samithi’s (TRS) win in the state in the upcoming Assembly, Rao said that his party would again form the government in Telangana.

Earlier, addressing an election rally in Nizamabad, PM Modi accused the TRS and Congress of perpetuating family rule and said the two parties were playing a “friendly match” in Telangana elections.

“TRS Chief KCR and his family think that they can win elections without doing anything like Congress did for 50-55 years. But times have changed now, no political party can stand even for 50 months, if they do not work for the development of people,” he said.