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All thunder, no rain: Renuka flays TRS

All thunder, no rain: Renuka flays TRS
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More hype than it’s worth, Rajya Sabha member Renuka Chowdhury said, downplaying the claims of development by the TRS government. Speaking to media...

Khammam: More hype than it’s worth, Rajya Sabha member Renuka Chowdhury said, downplaying the claims of development by the TRS government. Speaking to media persons at Sanjeeva Reddy Congress Bhavan on Friday, she accused the government of lacking transparency in funds utilisation. Alleging irregularities in the distribution of subsidy for purchase of tractors and other farm mechanisation tools, Chowdhury said the government was misusing the scheme by not allotting tractors to real beneficiaries.

“The authorities failed to utilise funds allocated for Khammam Municipal Corporation (KMC),” she said, stating that ruling party leaders totally failed to make use of funds for the development of the city. This apart, the authorities are trying to merge four more villages into the KMC, she said, terming it as totally uncalled-for.

She also criticised a people’s representative (without naming) for having security convoy even though he didn’t have any threat to his life. “The ruling party leaders are more interested in photo shoot rather than working for the betterment of infrastructure,” Chowdhury said, referring to the substandard works of Lakkaram lake road. She demanded the government to put Lakkaram lake development contractor in the black list.

Speaking on farming issues, she demanded the government to announce support price to red jowar and red gram. She also demanded the government to rescue subabul and eucalyptus farmers, who have been protesting for remunerative price and removal of middlemen system. The MP further accused the government of bulldozing the rights of those raising their voice against it.

She said people were watching the misdeeds of the State government and were ready to teach them a lesson. District Congress Committee president Aitham Satyam and other senior leaders were present.

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