Brahmins celebrate budget allocations

Brahmins celebrate budget allocations
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The members of Brahmin community burst crackers and distributed sweets in Hanamkonda over the allocation of Rs 100 crores for the community in the State budget tabled in the assembly on Monday. 

Warangal: The members of Brahmin community burst crackers and distributed sweets in Hanamkonda over the allocation of Rs 100 crores for the community in the State budget tabled in the assembly on Monday.

The members of Brahamna Seva Samakhya, Telangana Brahmana Samakhya and others, led by their leaders Valluri Pavan Kumar, Ainavolu Satyamohan, GVS Chary, V Jaganmohan Sharma, G Upendra Sharma, P Sharma, G Manikanta Sharma and others thanked Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and Finance Minister E Rajender for the budget allocations.

A large number of members of the community gathered at Hanamkonda chowrastha to celebrate the occasion. Speaking to press persons, Pavan Kumar said the initiative by the Telangana government would greatly help the poor Brahmins, especially students aspiring for higher studies abroad.

Measures like educational loans and industrial loans would the students and enterprising members of the community to better their lives. Many Brahmins are sending their children to Vedic schools as they cannot afford for education for them, he said. Satyamohan said ‘For the first time in the country a CM is caring for Brahmin community and making steps to redress their troubles’.

He appealed the CM to strengthen the Vedic schools by allocating funds and also consider giving salary to thousands of priests working in various temples cross the State. ‘The community would greatly be indebted to Chandrashekar Rao for his gesture. The community would stand by the CM in all his future endeavours towards Telangana development,’ said a senior journalist PV Madanmohan.

A gimmick of statistical figures: Left parties Meanwhile, the district secretaries of CPI and CPM T Srinivas Rao and K Vasudeva Reddy described the budget as a mere gimmick of statistical figures. Finance Minister Rajender has surpassed CM Chandrashekar Rao with his jugglery of words and figures.

There were no allocations for free KG to PG programme for all and for the completion of Devadula project. They strongly objected the phased manner of waiving of agricultural loans saying it would push the farmers into trap of debts.

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