Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K. Rosaiah on Saturday initiated the process of putting his administration back on the rails by calling a meeting of elected representatives from Mahbubnagar district to discuss various issues related to development.
This is the first in the series of meetings planned by Mr. Rosaiah with legislators from each district to discuss local issues as the administration was badly hampered because of one crisis after the other in the state.
“People’s welfare and state’s development are the two eyes of our administration. We have already lost three months’ precious time because of one crisis or the other. We should lose no more time and have to send a signal to the people that we are focusing on development. The (development) train is on the track but we have to keep it moving,” Mr. Rosaiah said.
He lamented that the pace of development had slowed down in the last three months because of the developments.
“We could not focus our attention on development because of certain problem. I will not say the current problem plaguing us is not important but that is something which is not in our hands,” he said, referring indirectly to the ongoing Telangana statehood crisis.
Listing various issues related to Mahbubnagar, Mr. Rosaiah sought the cooperation of all legislators in carrying forward the development agenda.
Mahbubnagar MP and Telangana Rashtra Samiti president K. Chandrasekhar Rao was conspicuous by his absence at the review meeting while Congress MP Manda Jagannatham attended.
TDP MLAs Nagam Janardhana Reddy, Ravula Chandrasekhar Reddy, A. Revanth Reddy, P. Ramulu, MLCs and Mahbubnagar district Collector K. Damayanthi were also present.