KCR slams Modi, Shah for anti-TS rant
Ahead of bypoll, CM tries to rake up Telangana sentiment
Hyderabad: Launching a broadside on the Bharatiya Janata Party, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao tried to rake up Telangana sentiment in the state Assembly on Sunday.
Replying to the discussion on the Appropriation Bill in the Assembly, the Chief Minister expressed his ire over various remarks made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister and BJP president Amit Shah on several occasions.
To drive home his point that neither the BJP nor the Congress is concerned about the welfare of the people of the state, KCR said the BJP would water down the schemes introduced by the TRS government.
These remarks of KCR, Congress leaders later said, were aimed at the ensuing bypoll to the Huzurnagar constituency.
KCR explained that Modi had earlier said that the formation of Telangana was like killing the mother and saving child. Amit Shah said the day when Telangana was formed should be considered as a 'Black Day', the CM said.
He said Telangana was not a gift but was achieved after a long struggle. "I demand the Prime Minister and Home Minister on behalf of the people of Telangana from the floor of the Assembly to withdraw those words.
Change your attitude. This is the issue of self-respect of Telangana," the Chief Minister said.
Turning his ire at the Congress, KCR said former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh once said that if the Congress comes to power it would merge Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
"Congress leader K Jana Reddy said they did a mistake by granting statehood to Telangana, while former Union minister Balram Naik had commented that if the people did not vote for them, they would merge Telangana with Andhra Pradesh," the CM said.
KCR said that if the BJP comes to power most of the schemes would be watered down. "Rythu Bandhu would be turned into Kisan Samman and Arogya Sri into Ayushman Bhava.
These schemes are of no use to the people. Even Rythu Bima scheme would be done away with," he said, adding that the Congress has almost vanished and the BJP is day-dreaming on coming to power in the state.
He said the benefits of the schemes introduced by the TRS government had even spread to 40 villages in Maharashtra. They want that the Maharashtra government should either implement these schemes or merge those villages with Telangana. They even want to contest as TRS candidates, he added.
"The BJP, which has been making loud noise, has done nothing for the state. The BJP-led Central government has not given any money for the ITIR project. No schools under Navodaya. No national project status to any project. And on the top of it, they insulted the people," he said.
The Chief Minister said the Congress is spreading falsehood saying that the TRS has promised job to every home. It is impossible and the TRS has never said that.
He said that he would unveil two or three more schemes soon and it would finish the Congress forever.