Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao today formally welcomed former TDP leader L Ramana into the TRS fold after the latter was inducted into the pink party
by IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao some days ago.
At a program held at the party office, Rao offered the leader and his followers the trademark pink shawl of the ruling party.
Speaking on the occasion, the CM expressed his happiness at Ramana's entry into the party and stated that the "disciplined and upright leader" would surely get a key post and the recognition that a senior leader like him deserved.
"Soon, I will announce the post that Ramana will be appointed to. He will work to ensure that the voice of the weaver community in the state is heard. Although we lacked a strong leader from the community, I am pleased to say that Ramana has now filled that gap. He has promised to participate wholeheartedly in the development of Telangana and I am happy to welcome him into the TRS. I hope the people will find in him a good leader," KCR announced amidst loud applause.
Talking about the welfare measures the state government was planning to implement, he stated, "The weaver community faces many problems. Recognising this, our government is trying to address them one by one. We will provide insurance of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of deceased weavers. This amount is at par with the Rythu Bhima given to farmers. The officials concerned are already preparing the action plan and working on the modalities for this. The plan itself will be disclosed soon."
"We are trying to address one issue after another, in a phased manner. In united Andhra Pradesh, rulers practiced criminal negligence towards our region and left it underdeveloped. But we have, after the formation of the state, introduced many schemes for welfare and development. Lake revival efforts through Mission Kakatiya, the Rythu Bandhu program, and Mission Bhagiratha are among a few that have appreciated greatly by the public and other states as well," the leader asserted.