Bhubaneswar: TRS president and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekar Rao, popularly known as KCR, is acting like a ‘B team’ of BJP-led NDA in the country, alleged AICC In-charge of Telangana and senior Congress leader Ram Chandra Khuntia today.

“PM Narendra Modi has conspired to form the B-team in the name of Regional Federation and is meant to weaken the national-level grand alliance or the Mahagathbandhan which is taking shape at the Centre,” said Ram Chandra Khuntia, AICC In-charge of Telangana.

Khuntia further stated KCR and Naveen were in alliance with BJP in the past. “As chitfund and mining inquiry swords are hanging on their heads, both KCR and Naveen are trying to help PM Modi and NDA in weakening the grand alliance,” he added.

Refuting Khuntia’s allegations, BJD spokesperson, Sameer Dash said the party is maintaining equidistance from both BJP and Congress.

“Time and again BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik has been saying that the party is maintaining equidistance from BJP and Congress. As Khuntia was in-charge of Telangana and Congress has faced poll debacle there, he might have made such statements out of frustration. KCR’s Odisha is just a courtesy visit,” said Dash.