Telangana BJP head Bandi Sanjay Kumar today said that the tribals of Nalgonda district would teach a befitting lesson to the ruling party, the TRS, in the upcoming by-election in the Nagarjuna Sagar Assembly constituency (located in the district), for neglecting their welfare.
(The by-election was necessitated by the sudden passing
of sitting MLA Nomula Narsimhaiah, who died of a cardiac arrest on December 1, 2020.)
Speaking at a program organised to celebrate the birth anniversary of famed revolutionary leader Sevalal Maharaj, the BJP leader demanded that the TRS government spell out its stand on the regulations regarding the tribal landholdings in the state.
He also said that the state government could learn from Sevalal Maharaj, who had dedicated his life to the welfare of the tribal people, and to the protection of the environment.
"It is a matter of pride that Sevalal Maharaj was born on Telugu soil. The state government can learn much from the great son of the soil - Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao does not even give adequate funds to the tribal thandas of the state though he has changed them into village Panchayats. This should be rectified," Kumar said.
Commenting on the Gurrapu Thanda land issue, the BJP chief claimed that the state government was trying to "take away" government lands even after the Telangana High Court had directed it not to.
He added that the tribals of the state would soon unite on a single platform for the upcoming by-election in Nagarjuna Sagar, and would reject the TRS candidates contesting the same.
Meanwhile, as the race for the seat heats up, the CM recently announced various sops for Nalgonda
district, in what was likely a bid to woo voters ahead of the election.