IT and industries minister KT Rama Rao warned on thursday that if the congress won back power, Telangana's progress would be completely undone. He noted that the congress had been in power for 55 years but had failed to provide the people with adequate power or even drinking water.
Speaking at a public gathering at this location, he predicted that things would return to normal in the State and that plans like Rythu Bandhi and Dalit Bandhu may be abandoned. He claimed that despite all of their prior failures, congress leaders were still attempting to trick the populace with false claims."We're going back to the days of daily electricity supplies of three hours and pensions of Rs. 200. The plans of Rythu Bandhu and Dalit Bandhu will likewise come to an end, the speaker declared. He criticised congress politicians harshly for starting padayatras throughout the State, claiming that one of them even boasted of walking 750 kilometres. But he reasoned that if the congress had made sure that there was enough water, power, and jobs throughout its term, would these padayatras even be necessary? On the other side, the congress now controlled four additional States. He questioned if free electricity for farmers or programmes like Rythu Bandhu and Rythu Bima were being implemented in those States, pointing out that the congress had ignored the farming industry and ordinary man's problems for the previous 50 years.
Pointing out that the Uddandapur and Karivena reservoirs would be finished by august
while the State government
in this area was prioritising the palamuru
Rangareddy Lift Irrigation Scheme, he said this was being done despite congress
leaders filing court
cases and creating obstacles in the execution of the projects. 1.40 lakh acres in the Jadcherla constituency would get irrigation water after the Uddandapur and Karivena reservoirs were full.
Reddy, head of the TPCC, was roundly criticised by the minister
for his claims that there had been no growth in the Jadcherla constituency and that the Congressman had become oblivious to the quickening of development in all areas. In the constituency alone, up to 32,477 persons were receiving monthly pension payments of Rs. 2000 and Rs. 3,000.
According to him, the BRS government
was providing pensions of Rs. 2,000 to 46 lakh people
at an annual cost of Rs. 12,000 crore, but only Rs. 200 were provided as pensions to 29 lakh individuals under the congress
In the same way, 1433 families in the constituency received Rs. 5 lakh apiece under Rythu Bima. Rythu Bandhu, he said, deposited Rs. 900 crore into farmer accounts in the Jadcherla constituency alone.