Harish Rao Demands Apology From Kishan Reddy For Lying
Minister T Harish Rao criticised union minister G Kishan Reddy for spreading "falsehoods" on the state's issues, and demanded an apology.
Hyderabad | 11th November 2021
Health and Finance Minister T Harish Rao today criticised union minister G Kishan Reddy for spreading "falsehoods" on the state's issues, and demanded that Reddy tender an apology for all the "false propaganda" in the social media.
Talking to media persons at Telangana Bhavan, Rao accused the BJP leadership of a misinformation campaign on paddy procurement, land to AIIMS in Bibinagar near the city, and other development programs in the state.
Rao ridiculed the BJP's protests in the districts to press the state government to procure paddy.
"The Centre has to procure our paddy stocks, and the BJP leaders should make their demand of the Centre instead," Rao said. "The Centre is procuring paddy from Punjab but refusing the same for Telangana. Why such discrimination against our farmers? The people of the state are aware of the nefarious designs of the union BJP government and its state leaders. There is no support for the BJP's protests in the state as the farmers are aware of the BJP's double-speak," Rao said.
Rao also claimed that the Centre was discriminating against Telangana also by denying to a medical college to it.
"As many as 157 colleges have been given to various states by the Centre, but it failed to give one medical college to our state, and spread canards against our government despite our allotting 201 acres for the AIIMS proposed at Bibinagar," Harish Rao lamented. "And that is not an isolated case - the Centre has kept ignoring our repeated appeals for medical colleges, Navodaya schools, a coach factory and a steel factory."
However, though the Centre denied medical colleges to the state, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao took steps to increase the same from 5 to 21, Rao claimed.
Rao also pooh-poohed the Centre slashing fuel charges, claiming that it had first increased them by a mountain and then reduced them by a molehill.
He asked Reddy to put pressure on the Centre to give medical colleges, coach and steel factories, and funds for the state's development programs.
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