Hyderabad

State govt. forced Singareni into losses: Kishan Reddy

G. Kishan Reddy

G. Kishan Reddy  

Union Minister flays TRS government for failing to implement dependent employment scheme

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy alleged that the profit-making Singareni Collieries Company Limited was running in losses and thrown into a debt-trap following mismanagement by the State government.

The Union Minister participated in the Singareni Karmikula Hakkula Parirakshana (Singareni miners’ rights protection) meeting in Godavarikhani on Monday. On the occasion, he invited the former TGBKS president Kengerla Mallaiah along with his supporters into the BMS fold. BMS national leader B.K. Roy, BJP State leader S. Kumar, former MP G. Vivek Venkatswamy and others were also present.

Mr. Kishan Reddy demanded that the State government clarify on the existing financial crisis in Singareni Collieries. Stating that the State government was having only 51 per cent share in the Singareni and acting adamantly, he demanded that it hand over Singareni to the Union government if it was unable to run it profitably.

Flaying the State government for failing to fulfil the promises made to the coal miners, he asked why the government had not filled up vacancies under the dependent employment scheme. He said the BJP would strive for the welfare of the miners.

Later, the Union Minister unveiled the statue of former Union Minister G. Venkatswamy in Godavarikhani town He paid floral tributes to the statue and thanked his sons G Vivek and G Vinod for giving him the opportunity to unveil the statue.

Recalling the services of G. Venkatswamy to the coal miners and for upliftment of the downtrodden community, he said that he fought with the Congress party on the formation of Telangana State. Former legislator Somarapu Satyanarayana, BJP district president K Lingaiah and others were also present.

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