Telagana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) deputy floor leader in the Assembly T. Harish Rao has demanded that the government establish a steel factory in Khamma district to use the iron ore available at Bayyaram mining area. He said that the TRS would not allow transporting of iron ore to the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant stating that it would be nothing but taking away natural resources from the Telangana region.

Participating in election campaign meetings in the district for Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewage Board (HMWSSB) at Patancheru, Sangareddy, and other places on Thursday, Mr. Harish Rao that said establishment of steel factory in Khammam would provide employment to local people in addition to arresting migrations.

Answering a question, Mr. Harish Rao said that the TRS, being secular, would never join hands with the BJP in future. He called upon the employees of HMWSSB to support him in the union elections as the result would be a fitting reply to Ministers- Mukhesh Goud and Danam Nagender- who were claiming that there was no Telangana sentiment in the capital.

Meanwhile, speaking to reporters, Rajya Sabha member V. Hanumantha Rao said that diverting the raw material from Bayyaram in Telangana region to the steel factory in Andhra Region would further complicate the problem.

Referring to the recent naming of Home Minister P. Sabitha Indra Reddy by the CBI as accused in a charge-sheet, the Rajya Sabha member said that Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy should accept the resignations submitted by the Ministers’ as it would send positive signals to the public. “Party president Sonia Gandhi is against corruption and it has been proved several times with the resignation of Maharashtra Chief Minister after he faced charges, 2G scam and other such issues. Accused Ministers should resign voluntarily,” he said.

Mr. Hanumantha Rao said that there was an urgent need to fill nominated posts as those nominated would go to villages and propagate about the schemes being implemented by the government.

Diversion of iron ore from Bayyaram to Visakhapatnam Steel Plant will complicate matters, says VHR