KCR Using Public Money For Personal Expenses: Congress
The party said the TRS government had no money for farmers, students and weaker sections, but had funds to get a posh palace constructed for KCR's stay.
Hyderabad | 28th April 2018
Telangana PCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the Congress would not allow Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao to misuse public money.
Addressing the media at Gandhi Bhavan on Saturday, Reddy said that as the main opposition party, the Congress had a responsibility to keep a check the state government's usage of public money, and that it was quite concerned at KCR's remorseless profligacy.
Reddy said that the TRS government had no money to pay compensation to farmers who committed suicides, offer scholarships and fee reimbursements for SC, ST, BC and minority students, or build double bedroom houses for weaker sections, but had funds to get a posh palace constructed for KCR's stay.
"Common people, and even ministers and MLAs, are not even authorized to enter Pragathi Bhavan, but it is always open for contractors and other bigshots," Reddy alleged.
The TPCC chief also accused KCR of living lavishly by taking money from the state's exchequer. "KCR's family members are travelling in cars worth over Rs 1 crore each. They take private chartered flights even for personal visits - for example, KCR took a private jet to attend a marriage in Kerela, and also engaged a chartered plane to visit Kolkata and other places to pursue his political ambitions. That is a criminal wastage of the tax payers' money. Telangana is not KCR's jagir (fiefdom)," he added.
Reddy pointed out that KCR had claimed during the statehood movement that his children lived in the USA and would not get involved in politics. However, all his family members, including son, daughter, son-in-law and nephew, were now in top posts and indulging in corruption, Reddy alleged.
Reddy also said the Chief Minister had pushed Telangana into a huge debt trap with his wrong policies, and was now slamming anyone who pointed out his mistakes.
The Telangana Congress chief also ridiculed KCR's plans for a federal front, and said that the Chief Minister lacked the basic knowledge to speak on national and global issues.
Leader Of Opposition in the Telangana Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir, ex-union minister Balram Naik, ex-MP Anjan Kumar Reddy and other leaders were also present.
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