Nobody saw it coming. All of a sudden, NT Rama Rao and PV Narasimha Rao have become talking points ahead of the hotly-contested GHMC polls.
It all began with Akbaruddin Owaisi saying that the statues of the duo must be demolished to ease encroachments. This didn't go down well with the BJP. Bandi Sanjay, addressing a rally, dared the MIM to do that. "We will demolish the Darussalam in no time if you mess up," he warned. KT Rama Rao took to Twitter and condemned Owaisi's remarks. He praised NTR and PVNR's contributions and described them as great Telugus.
On Thursday, Revanth Reddy waded into the issue and accused the parties of using NTR and PVNR for electoral gains. He challenged the BJP to give Bharat Ratna to the duo if their reverence is genuine.