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Congress Calls KTR Claim Of Spending 67,000 Crore On Hyderabad A Lie

The party said that the Hyderabad Development Report released by KTR on Friday was a bundle of lies and farce.
Hyderabad | 21st November 2020
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Treasurer Gudur Narayana Reddy today disputed the claim made by TRS Working President & minister K T Rama Rao that the TRS government had spent over Rs 67,000 crore on the development of Hyderabad in the last six-and-a-half years.

Reddy said that the Hyderabad Development Report released by KTR on Friday was a bundle of lies and farce.

He alleged that KTR twisted and misrepresented the facts to paint a rosy picture of Hyderabad's development.

"KTR presented the report as the TRS Working President and not as the Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development, a portfolio which he has been holding since 2014. He mentioned amounts selectively, and completely skipped the dates of launches of the projects he gloated about," he said.

"The previous Congress regime had constructed the international airport, the Outer Ring Road, the PVNR Expressway and the Metro Rail, and had taken up several projects for the beautification of Hyderabad. KTR skipped the dates of their inaugurations, and just mentioned the amounts spent on their maintenance or expansions. He had no courtesy to mention that the projects, which had brought global recognition for Hyderabad, were actually initiated during the previous Congress regime," he said.

He said that the previous Congress governments had spent over Rs 1 lakh crore for the development of Hyderabad and its surrounding areas. He also pointed out that it was a Congress government which transformed the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad (MCH) into the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) in 2007, and that it was the Congress which brought drinking water to Hyderabad from the Krishna and the Godavari rivers.

"The Congress had a clear vision for the city's development, and created the infrastructure that could match the requirements of a global metro city. With the Congress losing the elections in 2014, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and KTR got the opportunity to inaugurate various projects which were originally conceptualized and almost executed by the previous Congress governments, and they are now gleefully taking credit and misrepresenting facts," he said.

He said that the Congress would expose the lies and the fake claims of the TRS, and appealed to the voters to just Google the history of each project which the TRS was claiming to have completed, to see that almost 90% of those projects and schemes were initiated by the previous Congress governments.
filed in:  Hyderabad, Telangana Congress, Gudur Narayana Reddy, Development, Infrastructure, K T Rama Rao, TRS
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