KTR flays Amit Shah on ‘false claims’

Majority BJP candidates would lose deposits, says TRS leader

October 11, 2018 11:24 pm | Updated 11:24 pm IST - RAJANNA-SIRCILLA

Telangana Rashtra Samithi leader and minister in caretaker government K. Taraka Rama Rao has come down heavily on BJP national president Amit Shah for making ‘false claims’ on providing Central assistance to Telangana.

Talking to newsmen in Vemulawada on Thursday, he said that the Centre had not provided one extra rupee over and above the funds due to the State. “We asked for ₹ 4,000 crore for setting up an ITIR in Hyderabad, but the Centre has not allocated any funds. The Telangana state is progressing in the IT sector without Central assistance and it had also overcome the power shortage problems on its own,” he said.

The BJP was known only for creating differences between people following different religions in the name of construction of Ram mandir, he said and asked why the BJP government had not constructed the mandir so far? He said that the TRS government respects all religions and ensured Telangana was a true secular State.

Stating that BJP president Amit Shah show would not work in Telangana, he dared the BJP to win at least five seats in the elections here and claimed that majority of them would lose their deposits. He demanded that the BJP government fulfil the promises made to Telangana in the coming nine months before Parliament elections.

“There is no Central government without State governments as the Centre was solely surviving on the state governments for income with the taxes paid by the respective states,” he maintained.

Telangana was a new state and was growing at a rate of 17.17 % annually, he said and added that Telangana was paying highest taxes to the Centre. He said that the Union government had failed to allocate ₹ 5,000 crore for Mission Kakatiya and ₹ 15,000 crore for Mission Bhagiratha through NITI Aayog.

Model municipality

At the party general body meeting in Sircilla, Mr. Rama Rao ridiculed the Grand Alliance of the Congress and the TDP stating that the Congress had no cadres and the TDP had no leaders in Telangana. He said that Sircilla would soon emerge as a model municipality in the State and added that they would provide drinking water under Mission Kakatiya to Sircilla town by Diwali.

He said that the government had reformed the distressed powerloom sector in the Sircilla town by providing employment throughout the year to the weavers by placing the government orders, including Bathukamma sarees. He called upon the people to elect him from Sircilla Assembly segment if they notice any development in the segment during the last four years. ZP chairperson Tula Uma, former legislator Ch. Ramesh Babu and others were present.

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