Hyderabad: Show a road sans potholes in cities under BJP rule
KTR offers `10 lakh to Kishan in counter to latter’s offer of Rs 1 lakh on the issue
Hyderabad: TRS Working President KT Rama Rao on Monday asked Union Minister G Kishan Reddy to show a road without potholes in any of the cities in the BJP-ruled States and get Rs 10 lakh from him.
The minister was speaking at a meeting of Telangana Builders Forum here on Monday. He continued his attack on Kishan Reddy. "The Union minister has said that the city roads were full of potholes and made a comment that he would give Rs 1 lakh if there is no road with potholes. You are talking about Hyderabad... I challenge you... show me a road without potholes in any of the cities in the BJP-ruled states, I will give you Rs 10 lakh from my pocket," said Rama Rao, adding it was easy to talk against people who do work.
The TRS leader questioned what the BJP had done for Hyderabad during the last six years. "They have given nothing for Telangana and even Andhra Pradesh. When the foundation stone was laid for the capital city, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave mud and water in a pot," said Rao. He questioned what had happened to the note ban. He said that the note ban had affected the economy. Because of the policies of the Centre, GDP was minus 31 per cent and Indian economy was lower than Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Stating that the voters of the city should come forward to vote as the voting percentage was pathetic in the city in previous elections. The TRS leader asked the builders fraternity to have discussions before voting as to what the government had done during the last six years.
Stating that no tonic would work now and the city needed a surgery, Rao said that the government would bring a stringent GHMC Act in January or February. He said that the new Act would provide the government the right to demolish the houses built on the nalas or lakes. He also asked the realtors to be cautious on the constructions in water bodies.
Rao said that many had raised doubts about the situation in Telangana, power problems etc.
"One said Hyderabad will go to dogs... one said we can't run the administration. TRS could not get a grip on the Rangareddy district initially because of a campaign that Real Estate will dip down," said Rao.
Listing out the programmes being taken up in the city, Rao said that the government was bringing a dedicated drinking water reservoir Keshavapuram to cater to the needs of the city people and once it comes there will be no water problem till 2050. There is also a plan to have a water pipeline grid along the Outer Ring Road connecting all the resources like Krishna, Godavari and Manjeera.
Already 28 km of work was completed and remaining would be completed in a phased manner. The Real Estate Federation pledged support to the ruling party in the ensuing Greater Hyderabad elections. The minister thanked the gesture by the Telangana Builders Federation. He promised to solve the problems of Builders after the elections by having a meeting with them along with higher officials.