‘Deliver promises made in Bifurcation Bill’

Cong. urges KCR and Naidu to persuade Centre to complete impending projects

February 06, 2018 12:21 am | Updated 12:21 am IST - WARANGAL URBAN DT.

Congress former chief whip Gandra Venkataramana Reddy has accused Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao of compromising with Prime Minister Modi, at the cost of the interest of the people of Telangana.

The Union budget was pathetic and there was no mention of delivery of promises made in the Bifurcation Bill.

However, Chief Ministers of both the Telugu States were silent much, to the surprise of people.

Mr. KCR has proved to be a burden on the State. He was silent when the seven mandals were merged with residual Andhra Pradesh. He was silent on the Bayyaram steel plant promise.

“There are many promises such as Tribal university, railway coach factory at Kazipet and AIIMS for Telangana, which were included by the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, to do justice to the new States,” Mr. Ramana Reddy pointed out.

When Andhra Pradesh got national status for Polavaram project, the Telangana government failed to get the same for the much talked about Pranahita Chevella project.

“When Modi came to Telangana, Mr. KCR said he wanted his love and nothing more. Is this kind of attitude good for the people of Telangana?” he asked.

The Congress leader said it was time the chief ministers of both the Telugu States unite and bring pressure on the Prime Minister to deliver the promises made in the Bifurcation Bill.

“Mr. Chandrababu Naidu too compromised with the BJP and failed to get special status meant for the State,” Mr Ramana Reddy opined.

“I wonder how BJP State president Laxman claims that his party is the only alternative to TRS in the State? It is shameful on his part having failed to get anything from the Centre for Telangana,” he reasoned.

The Congress party would launch an agitation and would not go back on launching an indefinite hunger strike if the TRS government failed to get any assurances from the Union Finance minister forthwith.

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