Telangana Irrigation & Marketing Minister T Harish Rao today launched a blistering attack against the Congress leadership in the state for its recent campaign against the government in the wake of the CAG report
Talking to media personnel at Telangana Bhavan on Monday, Rao said the Congress had developed a habit of making cheap comments for political mileage after it had been dumped out of power unceremoniously, which itself happened because it had swindled the people's money, failed on all fronts and ignored the welfare of the masses in the state, something it was now accusing the TRS of.
The minister said that the CAG reports varied from state to state, and that the Congress should stop indulging in misguiding the people. The Congress should also introspect before criticizing the TRS government as the CAG had repeatedly censured Congress governments for failing in all spheres, he said.
"The people are aware of the 10-year misrule of the Congress and repeated censures by the CAG," he said, and pointed out that during the Congress regime at the Centre the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had slammed the CAG report, and that then Chief Ministers of AP YSR and Kiran Kumar Reddy had also pooh-poohed them saying the CAG had no right to find fault with the government affairs.
He also slammed the Congress for not talking about the appreciation by the CAG but only about the lapses it had pointed out. The budgetary allocations, and the loans being obtained and funds being used by the TRS government were for the allround development of and inclusive growth in the state, he said. He added that the Congress had miserably failed to keep its 2009 election manifesto promises and had to sit in the opposition in 2014 for that reason, and was unable now to see the TRS not only keeping all promises but also implementing more schemes than it had promised, and winning the hearts of the people.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao was committed to people's welfare and borrowing for the state's development and the welfare of all sections of the masses, and despite the hurdles being created by the jealous Congress leaders, was going ahead with his agenda of public welfare, implementation of programs of development and completion of the irrigation projects on time, Harish Rao added.