‘Telangana suffered like Hiroshima’
KCR: ‘Telangana suffered like Hiroshima’, The TRS has a major role to play in reconstruction of Telangana. No other party can accomplish it,” thundered TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao at a public meeting here on Tuesday evening.
- KCR speaks of travails of region in last 60 yrs
- Dares Ponnala for a public debate on the issue
- Cong vying for settlers’ votes to act against T
Nizamabad: “The destruction of the Telangana in the last 60 years is no less than that of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan during the World War II. That is why the TRS has a major role to play in reconstruction of Telangana. No other party can accomplish it,” thundered TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao at a public meeting here on Tuesday evening. KCR lashed out Telangana Congressmen, especially TPCC chief Ponnala Lakshmaiah, for making light of TRS statements on the reconstruction of the new State and challenged Ponnala for an open debate on extent of destruction in the region. Throughout their lives, the Telangana Congressmen had been at the mercy of the Seemandhra leadership. They were always at number two position and never at number one. But, they were now aspiring for number one position which would not be fulfilled even in their lifetime, he said. KCR said that the Congress was pinning hopes on settlers’ votes to come to power and act against interests of Telangana people. “Our party will not go against wishes and aspirations of Telangana people. However, we are not saying that settlers should not vote for us,” he added.
Rao mentioned the reported claims of senior Congress leader D Srinivas of being a CM candidate. He said his dream would never be realised as the Congress would not get majority seats in elections. According to him, Nizamabad was the most affected due to negligence by Seemandhra-dominated governments of the past. Assuring the people of a firm change in the situation once TRS came to power, he made a slew of promises for the district, such as which restoration of Singur project for Nizamabad with a single GO, completion of pending Lendi and Kaulas nalas to meet irrigation needs of the district, setting up a turmeric research centre at Mothe, upgrading neglected Telangana University among others. He reiterated his promises viz., loan waivers to farmers who took Rs 1 lakh or less amount, construction of 2-bedroom houses for the poor, salary and pension to T State on a par with central government employees. He promised MLC tickets to district leaders Dr Bhoopathi Reddy, B Lakshmi Narsaiah, Janardhan Goud who could not be accommodated for upcoming elections.