KCR softens stand on Ramoji Film City

January 12, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:42 am IST - WARANGAL:

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao wound up his three-day visit of Warangal on Sunday, and chose to welcome investments from all quarters.

“We have been going to Singapore and America asking people to invest here. If somebody is coming forward, we will encourage them,” he said at a press conference here on Sunday.

At the same time, he denied making any harsh remarks against Ramoji Film City owned by media baron Ramoji Rao. The Chief Minister’s softening of stand came as a surprise after his vituperative attack as the chief of the TRS against all those, who had consistently opposed division of State. He expressed his impatience when a scribe questioned about his visit to Ramoji Film City. He clarified that he never criticised the film city and did not utter any bad word.

In fact, he supported Ramoji Rao when the then Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy troubled him. “I have gone through their documents and found that assigned land they originally acquired was given back and Ramoji Rao did not take back the money given to the Dalits,” he said.

Mr Ramoji Rao was investing Rs 4,000 crore for the upcoming Om City project which is expected to attract one lakh visitors daily. He announced that the government would sanction Rs. 35 lakh for the Warangal Press Club building immediately. The journalists would also get house sites and said he would instruct the district collector to initiate the due process.

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