Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, along with Cabinet colleagues, laying the foundation stone for the construction of Reddy Hostel buildings at Budvel in Rangareddy district on Tuesday
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, along with Cabinet colleagues, laying the foundation stone for the construction of Reddy Hostel buildings at Budvel in Rangareddy district on Tuesday

Hyderabad: Expressing his ire over the ignorance of great leaders of Telangana during the undivided Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Tuesday said that the State government changed the trend immediately after taking charge and named the Police Academy after Raj Bahadur Venkatrami Reddy, the city Kotwal during the Nizam’s rule.

Speaking after laying the foundation stone for the construction of Reddy Hostel buildings in Budvel in Rangareddy district on Tuesday, the Chief Minister said that there were many great people in Telangana who did many great things but their names were not mentioned earlier under united Andhra Pradesh.

Hence, the State government has decided to name the Andhra Pradesh Police Academy (APPA) after Raj Bahadur Venkatrami Reddy and the Agriculture University after Prof K Jayashankar, KCR added.

KCR said that the Dharma Reddy Colony in Kukatpally is now KPHB Colony, Bhagya Reddy Varma had strived for dalits but unfortunately these names vanished   during the rule under united Andhra Pradesh.

The Chief Minister recalled that Raj Bahadur Venkatram Reddy hailed from a rich family and was Kotwal during Nizam’s rule. He said that the Kotwal’s post was equivalent of the post of today’s Director General of Police (DGP) and he was in service for 14 long years striving for the development of society. 

He said that Reddy had sympathy for poor people who could not afford education and set up 14 educational institutions. Even the non-Reddy community students were also allowed to study and he also started a school for dalits in the Old City, recalled KCR. He said that the Reddy hostel should become an educational tower and advised the community to name it after Raja Bahadur Venkatrami Reddy.

He also assured to give five more acres land for construction  of hostel buildings apart from the 10 acres allotted earlier. He also said that the government would give 1,500 sq yards of land to the Girls’ Hostel at Narayanguda.