Opposition slams govt for neglecting Warangal

Opposition slams govt for neglecting Warangal
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The ruling TRS was neglecting the development of the city, alleged the leaders of different Opposition parties here on Wednesday. An open debate on the issue of city development was held at Warangal Press Club in the town on Wednesday in which the leaders of Congress, BJP, TDP, Left wing parties and representatives of people’s organisations took part.

Hanamkonda: The ruling TRS was neglecting the development of the city, alleged the leaders of different Opposition parties here on Wednesday. An open debate on the issue of city development was held at Warangal Press Club in the town on Wednesday in which the leaders of Congress, BJP, TDP, Left wing parties and representatives of people’s organisations took part.

The speakers at the debate expressed serious concern over the bad condition of the roads, insanitary conditions and water supply in the city. Despite tall claims on making the city a world class one, the TRS government has failed to ensure basic amenities to the citizens, they lamented.

Speaking to the media, district Congress president N Rajender Reddy, alleged that during its three-and-half year rule, the State government has done nothing towards the development of Warangal city.

He bemoaned that the motorists in the city were becoming victims of road accidents often because of the pathetic conditions of the roads and on many have died in the accidents. There were no accounts for the Rs 300 crore special funds which Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao promised every year for Warangal.

He said that there was no response from the ruling party on Congress’ demand to bring out a ‘White Paper’ on expenditure details related to Rs 300 crore. Similarly, there was no progress with regard to the Chief Minister’s promise of constructing underground drainage in Warangal.

During the last elections in 2014, the Chief Minister promised to construct underground drainage system within three months of assuming power in the State. But it was not materialised even after three and half years time was passed, Rajender Reddy noted.

Not even five percent of the promises made in the TRS election manifesto was delivered. Because of the negligent attitude of the state government the city went 20 years backward in terms of development, he added. The City Congress leaders have challenged the district TRS president T Ravinder Rao to come up for an open debate on Wednesday at the Press Club. But he shied away as he could not face the opposition parties, the Congress leaders said.

City Congress president K Srinivasa Rao and working president Rajanala Srihari alleged that when the Opposition parties were speaking on developmental issues the TRS leaders were making personal comments. Pulluru Ashok and E Mallesham of TDP, Prof. K Ventaka Narayana of BJP and others were present.

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