The senior Congress leader M Satyanarayana Rao courts controversy with his gaffes and causes irreparable damage to the party. Much to the embarrassment of the Congress contesting the Warangal bye-elections, MSR lauded the schemes of TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao.
M Satyanarayana Rao, once a bitter critic of KCR, is lauding the Chief Minister's programmes and welfare schemes. He appreciated KCR's pet scheme of Grama Jyoti and Mission Kakatiya. He even appreciated the efforts of TRS government in providing power without interruptions. Referring to the Warangal bye-elections, MSR said “voters will decide to whom they will they cast their vote." He said the Opposition should not criticize schemes just for the sake of criticism.
It may be mentioned that MSR unwittingly challenged KCR to quit his post to contest from Karimnagar Lok Sabha seat after he won with wafer thin margin. KCR accepted his challenge and won the bye-election with a huge margin. This was a major boost to the TRS before emerging as a force to reckon with in Telangana.