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PAYBACK TIME: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy with family members of Pailla Malla Redy an NRI, after inaugurating the Venkateswara Government Junior College in Nalgonda on Saturday. Photo: Nagara Gopal
PAYBACK TIME: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy with family members of Pailla Malla Redy an NRI, after inaugurating the Venkateswara Government Junior College in Nalgonda on Saturday. Photo: Nagara Gopal

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Government is trying its best to keep election promises

VALIGONDA (NALGONDA): Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy has said the State Government is determined to transform all villages in the district into model villages, what he termed "Indiramma villages," by March 2009.

Addressing a public meeting after inauguration the Venkateswara Government Junior College constructed by a non-resident Indian, Pailla Malla Reddy, at a cost of Rs. 2 crores here on Saturday, he said the State would be converted into a welfare State in phased manner by providing basic facilities. He claimed that the Congress Government had been giving shape to all poll promises.

TDP under fire

Dr. Reddy charged the Telugu Desam with "using women for electoral gains" and said his Government had been striving to empower them.

Mr. Malla Reddy, son of the soil, said that he had to face problems in constructing the college "since the then Government has not given permission when I approached it seven years ago." "I suffered so many problems due to lack of facilities in my childhood. In an attempt to serve the motherland, I am taking up developmental works here," he announced.

'Naidu denied nod'

Union Minister S. Jaipal Reddy said then Chief Minister N. Chandrababu

Naidu had not reacted positively when he had sought permission for the construction of the college.

Local MLA V. Purushottam Reddy and Mr. Jaipal Reddy thanked the Chief Minister for giving permission by treating it as a special case.

Earlier, Dr.Reddy laid the foundation for a drinking water scheme (cost: Rs.8.5 crores), a road (Rs.1.85 crores) and a MRO office (Rs.14 lakhs). Ministers -- P. Lakshmaiah, K. Jana Reddy, ZP Chairperson, K.Laxmamma and the district MLAs also took part.


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