TRS fears facing defeat: Ponnam

‘It is planning to end the role of opposition parties in State’

TPCC working president and Congress candidate for Karimnagar Parliament constituency Ponnam Prabhakar alleged that the TRS leaders were encouraging defections as they fear being defeated in the general elections.

“If the TRS was confident of victory in the elections, why would it encourage defections?” he asked.

Participating in meet-the-press programme organised by the Telangana State Union of Working Journalists at Press Bhavan here on Friday, he said Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao was planning to completely end the role of opposition parties in the State by encouraging defections. Stating that the administration would go for a toss if there was no opposition in a democratic system, he said the MLC election results were a slap in the face of the TRS.

Listing out his achievements as Karimnagar MP from 2009-2014, he said two Kendriya Vidyalayas, a passport seva centre, an LPG bottling unit, a train service to Tirupati, 150-bed Mother and Child Care Hospital, a nursing college, several model schools and KGBVs were sanctioned during his term.

Promising to get a government medical college and government engineering college sanctioned in Karimnagar and JNTU in Sircilla town after being elected as an MP, he assured the people of securing a leather park in Choppadandi Assembly segment.

Ridiculing TRS MP B. Vinod Kumar’s claims that he had sanctioned national highways and Kothapalli-Manoharabad railway line, he reminded that he had gotten the Jagtial to Kodad national highway sanctioned, which was purposefully stalled by the government. He exuded confidence that he would win the Karimnagar seat with a thumping majority.

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