KCR Gives Himself A+ At Pragathi Nivedana Sabha
The TRS boss and Telangana CM said that the people would live under Delhi's thumb if they voted for anyone other than the TRS, but did not say anything about advancing the elections.
Hyderabad | 2nd September 2018
TRS supremo and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao today asked the people of the state whether they would vote for the TRS which was committed to enhancing the welfare measures for them or for the Congress leaders of the state who were dictated to by Delhi.
At the Pragathi Nivedana Sabha meeting in Kongarakalan, KCR slammed the Congress leaders for their comments against his government and for their efforts to dethrone him and stall growth. He appealed to the people to vote for the TRS, failing which they would need to live under Delhi dictatorship.
KCR said that Telangana, despite being a new state, had become number one in growth in India under the TRS rule with an 18.83% rate of growth, quite contrary to all the warnings that it would be powerless and broke. He then spoke of the various achievements of his government. Starting with irrigation, he said that if the TRS retained power, one crore acres would be irrigated and the state would be turned into a green bed. He appreciated irrigation minister T Harish Rao for being on schedule to complete the various projects on time, and for irrigating 9 lakh acres in old Mahabubnagar district which was a significant development. KCR also said that the Rythu Bheema scheme, another initiative for farmers, would help the latter until they became rich.
Moving to his drinking water project Mission Bhagiratha, the CM said that he would not seek votes from the people if he failed to keep his promise of giving drinking water to each household by completing the project six months ahead of the actual deadline and the elections.
The TRS boss also appreciated Animal Husbandry Minister T Srinivas Yadav for distributing 70 lakh sheep, which had now breeded to reach a figure of 1 crore. Speaking of his government's work for minorities, he said that the previous government had allotted Rs 400 crores for minority welfare while the TRS government had allotted Rs 2,000 crores. And the approval for the new zonal system (with 95% of jobs to locals) from the Centre by his pressurizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a great leap forward in the effort to provide employment, he claimed.
He added that he would announce some more key welfare schemes soon.
On media reports of Assembly dissolution, the CM said that the cabinet has asked him to take any decision in that regard, and that he would do whatever was in the best interests of the state and the TRS. He said that K Keshava Rao would head a manifesto committee for the next elections, and that the details will be announced later.
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