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TRS popularity is plummeting, says Laxman

K. Laxman

K. Laxman  

Support for BJP growing in State: BJP chief

The popularity of the TRS government has taken a nosedive as it has failed to fulfil any of the election promises and the ongoing TSRTC strike too has been causing much disenchantment among the common people, claimed TS BJP president K. Laxman here on Wednesday.

At the same time, there is a growing support for the BJP in Telangana owing to its decisive leadership, courageous steps and corruption-free governance of the NDA government at the Centre led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said.

“Victory in Huzurnagar by-poll should not be seen as endorsement of KCR or his governance. His government is growing unpopular among all sections owing to its half-baked policies, while none of its flagship programmes are yielding any results despite spending thousands of crores of rupees,” said Mr. Laxman.

Interacting with presspersons at the State party office, the BJP leader pointed out that there has not been a single recruitment for teachers and there were 7,500 retirements in TSRTC alone among mechanics and other categories, but no vacancy has been filled so far.

“What has happened to the unemployment dole? The much-hyped Rythu Bandhu has been truncated with new conditions while updation of revenue records has turned out to be a flop leaving both employees and general public unhappy. Farmers suicides are continuing unabated and corruption in the government has reached the peak,” he said.

Mr. Laxman was of the opinion that the “era of regional parties is coming to an end as people are fed up with dynastic rule, casteism and corruption”. Whether it was the implementation of GST, demonetisation, abrogation of Article 370 or even the triple talaq, the NDA government did not flinch in taking strong action despite apprehensions in several quarters. The Centre is keeping track of the TSRTC strike, but would not intervene “at this stage” as transport is a State subject.

“We are only reminding KCR to stick to his earlier promises — treat TSRTC employees on par with other government staff, cut taxes, pay reimbursements and give them the freedom to decide on the fares. He should hold talks at least now with the striking staff to have an amicable solution,” he said.

With regard to organisational polls, the BJP chief said internal committees from booth to mandal to State level would be completed in the next one month followed by presidential election. “I have no personal agenda and will follow instructions of the top leadership,” he said when asked about his chances of a second term.

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