Karimnagar: Karimnagar Mayor Y Sunil Rao on Friday lambasted BJP State president and Karimnagar MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar for furnishing false figures on Central government funds released to the State in the last seven years.
Commenting on Sanjay Kumar’s claims that the Central government was supporting all welfare schemes being implemented in Telangana, Mayor termed it as false and baseless.
Addressing a press conference here on Friday, Sunil Rao asked If it was true why all these schemes have not been implemented in the BJP-ruled States. The BJP leader was trying to misguide the people by releasing wrong statistics, he said.
People of the State were keenly observing the developmental activities being taken place in the State during the last seven years under the leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrdashekhar Rao. So, people would not believe the divisive statement made by the BJP leaders.
The BJP leaders were also saying that the State government was not recruiting vacant jobs. Besides 1.35 lakh jobs in the government sector, lakhs of jobs were also provided in the private sector during the last seven years in the state.
According to the central government’s ranking, Telangana stood in third place in per capita income. Per capita income of the state has been improved to Rs 2.35 lakh from Rs 1.12 lakh. How it became possible if there were no jobs and employment opportunities in the state, he questioned.
Before coming to power at the Centre, the BJPled government had promised to provide 2 crore jobs per year but reneged on its promise after coming to power. Instead of recruitments, the Union government has been slashing jobs by privatising public sector undertakings such as BSNL, LIC and others. Surprisingly, the Centre has established a separate disinvestment Ministry to sell PSUs, the Mayor noted.
Sanjay Kumar, who does not know about agriculture, is talking about farming. Earlier, farmers used to commit suicide due to lack of water, current and minimum support price. However, the situation has changed after the formation of Telangana State, he said.
Sunil Rao said the farming community was happy with the initiatives taken up by the Telangana government. Besides 24 hours power supply, adequate irrigation, Rythu Bandhu, Rythu Bima, and other facilities have been provided to protect the interests of farmers. However, BJP leaders were unable to digest it. The Union government was trying to create troubles for the farming community by refusing to purchase paddy produced in the State, he said.
The Mayor criticised the Karimnagar MP for failing to get a single rupee from the Central government to the State government during the last two years. Except the Smart City project and other works sanctioned during the period of former MP B Vinod Kumar, not a even single work has been sanctioned to Karimnagar, he alleged, adding that Vinod Kumar had submitted proposals to the Central government to establish IIIT in Karimnagar. But Sanjay Kumar had played a spectator role when IIIT was being shifted to Karnataka state.
BJP MP was not taking any initiative to start work of Jagtial-Warnagal National Highway, which was also sanctioned during the tenure of former MP Vinod Kumar. Except for creating tensions among the public through provocative statements, Sajay Kumar has done nothing, the Mayor alleged.
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