Telangana Energy Minister G Jagadish Reddy and Tourism & Culture Minister Srinivas Goud today addressed a meeting of Halia's Gowda community as part of the TRS' campaign for the upcoming Nagarjuna Sagar by-election.
Reddy and Goud launched a scathing attack on the Congress' candidate for the election, senior leader K Jana Reddy, and alleged that he had failed to develop the constituency in any way during his time as MLA. They asked the people of the constituency to reject the leader, and claimed, "Jana Reddy has not done much in his time as MLA, and therefore is not even ready to campaign for the seat. He has already run away. How then can we believe that he will devote himself to the people after the election?"
The leaders then sought the support of the people for their party's candidate, Nomula Bhagat
, and said that if he won, he would continue to implement the many development programs of the TRS government in the region.
"Where the preceding TDP and Congress regimes failed to develop Nagarjuna Sagar for many decades, our government has been able to do so within just six-and-a-half years. We have kept our promise of providing fluoride-free potable water to the Nalgonda district through the Mission Bhagiratha program. The Mission Kakaitya program too has helped us give water to our people. It is our government, headed by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, that has also improved the state's irrigation infrastructure massively," they said.
Highlighting the pink party's welfare programs in a bid to garner support for Bhagat, the leaders added, "Our many pension schemes, the Kalyan Lakshmi and Shaadi Mubarak schemes and the KCR Kits are just some of the many measures that we have taken for the welfare of the people of the state. No other state in the country provides 24-hour free power to farmers except Telangana. We hope that keeping our commitment to welfare and development in mind, the people of Nagarjuna Sagar will support us in the by-election. They should realise that independent candidates, and the candidates of the BJP and the Congress will not bring development to the region. Only the TRS will. Let Nomula Bhagat continue his father's legacy," the ministers added.
The ruling party has been campaigning hard for the seat. Its leaders have continually been targeting Jana Reddy
in their campaign speeches.