Danger from Andhra still lurks: KCR
TRS Chief KCR: Danger from Andhra still Lurks, The public mandate in the General Elections in Telangana is going to be one-sided and that is in favour of Telangana Rashtra Samithi, asserted the party chief K Chandrasekhar Rao. He said the long-drawn fight for Telangana has been able to achieve statehood, but the danger from Andhra leaders still lurks for the region.
- Warns Telangana people that Congress leaders are being controlled by AP leaders
- Give us a huge majority, and we will fulfil all promises, he exhorts people
- Promises airport, underground drainage, irrigation of 1 lakh acres in Warangal district
Warangal: The public mandate in the General Elections in Telangana is going to be one-sided and that is in favour of Telangana Rashtra Samithi, asserted the party chief K Chandrasekhar Rao. He said the long-drawn fight for Telangana has been able to achieve statehood, but the danger from Andhra leaders still lurks for the region. Hence, the Telangana people need to give a complete mandate in favour of TRS.
Addressing a massive rally at TNGOs Grounds at Madikonda on the outskirts of Warangal, the TRS supremo played the local card, while hitting out at former ministers Ponnala Lakshmaiah and Baswaraju Saraiah. The people in Telangana should be alert since the Andhra leaders are still trying to wield their power in Telangana. The Telangana Congress leaders are being directed by Andhra leaders like K V P Ramachandra Rao. “For the TRS, people are the bosses; we do not have any Andhra bosses,” KCR said, urging people not to hand over “Telangana to unpromising leaders of Congress. We achieved Telangana. Give us 100 MLAs and 17 MPs and we will fulfil all our promises,” he thus gave a clarion call to the people.
The TRS chief told the crowd that fulfilling all the promises made in the party’s election manifesto would his responsibility. The TRS promises are based on practical study and advice from experts, and the party is serious about their implementation. He said Warangal would be developed like another Hyderabad. A textile park much bigger than Ajamjahi Mills would be set up and the cotton industry in the district would be promoted. An industrial corridor between Hyderabad to Warangal would be developed to create huge number of jobs.
“It is sad Warangal town lacks an underground drainage. Why have Lakshmaiah and Saraiah failed to set up the system. Elect Konda Surekha and D Vinay Bhaskar, and we will set it up within three months of coming to power” he promised. He rued that Warangal district was once known for its link irrigation tanks and the Kakatiyas taught the world what was a watershed, but the district at present was affected by drought due to lack of vision. “The district does not have any good leadership and that’s why lags behind in development,” he said.
The TRS party chief assured that air connectivity would provided to the town by restoring Mamanoor airstrip and turning it into an airport. Bhupalpalli would be made a separate district and it would be named after Telangana protagonist Prof K Jayashanker. He pointed out that the Devadula lift irrigation project was started in a hurry in 2001 by the TDP. Though, 13 years had passed, nothing was done to complete the project. Lakshmaiah worked as an irrigation minister for six years, but failed to complete the project, but made tall statements, KCR crticised.
A canal connecting Jurala and Pakala would be dug to irrigate one lakh acre lands in the district. A steel factory would be set up in the district to make use of iron ore in Mahabubabad and surrounding areas. The long-pending demands like wagon and coach factory at Kazipet, Kazipet railway division would be addressed, he said. KCR introduced the party nominees contesting the elections and asked the public to elect them. Former DGP P Ramulu, senior leader V Lakshmikantha Rao, party politburo member K Srihari, district president T Ravinder Rao and others were present.