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Congress rues govt silence on Centre’s promises to Telangana

Congress rues govt silence on Centre’s promises to Telangana
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Leader of the Opposition in Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir on Thursday criticised that the State government had failed to get the promises implemented which were made to Telangana by the Centre. 

Hyderabad: Leader of the Opposition in Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir on Thursday criticised that the State government had failed to get the promises implemented which were made to Telangana by the Centre.

Addressing the media, along with Deputy Floor Leader of Congress in Council Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy, he demanded that the Chief Minister should discuss the issues of the State with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their meeting on June 15.

He expressed his surprise over the Centre’s statement that establishing steel factory at Bayyaram was not feasible. “The issue is linked to sentiments of tribals living in those areas,” Shabbir said. Shabbir asked the State government to explain as to why it was silent in bringing Tribal University, Railway Coach Factory, 4,000 MW power plant by NTPC to the State besides bifurcation of High Court, steel factory at Bayyaram and other issues mentioned in the AP Reorganisation Act.

He mocked the Chief Minister for not giving the details of his meetings with the Prime Minister to the media directly. He demanded that the government should announce 12 per cent reservations to Muslims as Ramzan

Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy said that the AP Reorganisation Act-2014 has to be implemented in true spirit. The State government was not bothered to implead in the court on the implementation of promises being made to Telangana.

He said that the Centre has announced income tax exemptions to the industries in notified areas. He demanded a white paper on the tax exemptions given to the industrialists who established industries in notified areas.

The Congress leader asked the State BJP to spell their stand on getting the promises made to the State implemented. He warned of agitation to achieve steel factory to Bayyaram.

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