Intolerant Opposition Forced Assembly Dissolution: KCR
The TRS president justified his decision to go in for early elections "to save Telangana from being destabilized by an intolerant Opposition, especially the Congress".
Hyderabad | 6th September 2018
TRS president and now caretaker Chief Minister of Telangana K Chandrashekar Rao on Thursday justified his decision to dissolve the state Assembly and go in for early elections primarily "to save Telangana from being destabilized by an intolerant Opposition, especially the Congress, and ensure an uninterrupted development process in the state".
Speaking to the media soon after meeting Governor E S L Narasimhan at Raj Bhavan to hand over the state Cabinet's resolution for the dissolution of the Assembly, KCR in his inimitable tone and tenor lambasted the Congress for all the "ills and evils perpetrated" on the state and its people.
KCR claimed to be aghast that when the TRS government had entered into a power purchase agreement with the neighbouring Chattisgarh in order to mitigate the sufferings of the farmers and also domestic consumers, the Congress "idiots" had begun a misinformation campaign and base allegations. The Congress leaders had also been putting hurdles in the various developmental projects being undertaken by is government in the state, especially the irrigation projects. Apart from all the ill-conceived charges and unwanted criticism they sent the TRS' way, the Congress' leaders had even filed cases in numerous courts to stop the projects, he charged.
The TRS chief explained the various welfare and developmental programmes launched by his government during the last four and half years which he claimed had dramatically improved the lives of the state's people. He also claimed that his party had not only fulfilled 99.9% of its poll promises, but had also implemented as many as 76 new welfare schemes which were not in its 2014 election manifesto.
Despite all of those welfare and development schemes, which were appreciated by leaders from various states and parties and which had become role models for many, the Congress leaders were bent upon levelling corruption charges against his party, KCR said. Not even one of the numerous charges levelled by the opposition had any substance or was proved, he observed. They were however demoralizing the TRS leaders running the government and decelerating the momentum of the state, he said.
That was why, in spite of enjoying a comfortable majority and still having nine months left in the government, he had opted for dissolving the Assembly and facing the elections, KCR said. He claimed that his decision was made with the sole intention of taking Telangana forward on the road to progress and prosperity by saving the people from falling prey to the evil designs of the Congress. He was confident the people of the state would understand the mischievous game plan and greedy politics of the Congress leaders and teach them a fitting reply in the coming elections, he said.
While asserting that the Congress was the biggest enemy of Telangana, the CM did not spare the TDP either for Telangana's backwardness, saying that it had offered step-motherly treatment to the region during the erstwhile undivided Andhra Pradesh.
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