Hyderabad: A political row erupted in Telangana over a call-to-protest poster put up by the state Congress against the Election Commission alleging its biasness towards K Chandrashekhar Rao-led Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS).
The controversial poster depicts ‘Draupadi Vastraharan’ – a scene from Mahabharata where Pandavas to their cousins Kauravas. The poster displays ‘Telangana democracy’ as Draupadi who is being disrobed by the Election Commission, which is shown as Kauravas.
The poster also shows Rao and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi standing on one side.
Telangana Congress election commission co-ordination committee said it will stage a protest against ECI for “failure to prepare electoral rolls” and bias towards Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) on Thursday at Dharna Chowk near Indira Park.
The TRS recently registered a thumping victory in the state Assembly polls, winning 87 of the 119 seats and leaving the Congress at a distant second with 22 hard-fought victories.
Reacting on the poster, Owaisi slammed the Congress, saying that the party has resorted to such cartoons after losing in the state Assembly polls.
“Want to ask Congress, how will you react if someone puts up a cartoon of Sri Sri 50-year-old Rahul Gandhi or new General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi? Congress was badly trounced in Telangana and now they resort to such cartoons, this is beyond the limit of decency,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Telangana BJP demanded an apology from state Congress unit and party chief Rahul Gandhi for “insulting Hindu women” in their poster.