Abki Baar Kisan Sarkar (This time it is the farmers’ government) slogans resonated at the Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS)’s first public meeting in Khammam, which witnessed a huge turnout on Wednesday.
The meeting drew wide attention as a clutch of senior leaders of the CPI, the CPI(M), the Aam Aadmi Party and the Samajwadi Party shared dais with the BRS chief and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in the fort city, known as the land of historic people’s movements.
Mr. KCR along with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Uttar Pradesh former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and CPI general secretary D Raja arrived at the Integrated District Offices Complex (IDOC) in two separate helicopters on Wednesday afternoon.
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The speakers at the public meeting reiterated that their common agenda was to fight the politics of “communal polarisation” and steer the country on the path of progress.
Slogans “Ab ki Baar Kisan Sarkar” rent the air as Mr. Rao unveiled the BRS’s plans to play a pivotal role in national politics.
Mr. Rao announced ₹10 lakh each to 589 Gram Panchayats in Khammam district and also ₹50 crore to Khammam Municipal Corporation, ₹30 crore each to Sattupalli, Madhira and Wyra municipalities besides ₹10 crore each to five major Gram Panchayats from the CM’s special grant.
A host of BRS leaders, including Ministers P Ajay Kumar and T Harish Rao, BRS floor leader in the Lok Sabha Nama Nageshwara Rao, MLC K Kavitha among others attended the meeting.
CPI (M) State secretary Tammineni Veerabhadram, CPI State secretary Kunamneni Sambasiva Rao were among those who spoke.