YSR Telangana Party chief YS Sharmila on Thursday dared Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao to walk with her to witness people's plight while "gifting" him a new pair of shoes.
Interacting with media persons, Sharmila displayed a box containing a pair of sports shoes urging KCR to join her ‘Praja prastana’ padayatra to gain awareness of the problems of the public. She further quipped that the shoe box has a bill and they could be exchanged if "they don't fit".
According to a report by ANI, the YSRTP chief dared KCR to walk with her and said that she would “retire from politics” if his claim of Telangana being a “golden state” is proved true.
“Today I challenge Telangana CM KCR to walk with me in Padyatra and we presented a shoe box to him. If in fact, this is the golden state as KCR states, there are no problems to the people of Telangana, if my people are not reeling under poverty as he says, then I will apologise to KCR and retire from politics. But if this is not true, KCR has to resign and apologise to people of the state and make a Dalit a Chief Minister like he promised,” she said to ANI.
The padyatra, which was stopped after an alleged attack on her convoy last year will resume today from Narsampet’s Warangal.