Kosgi: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday called on people of the erstwhile Mahbubnagar district to be wary of ‘enemies within’ who tried hard to prevent its development and TRS government’s efforts to take up and complete the Palamuru Ranga Reddy Lift Irrigation project.
He also said that he will take personal responsibility for the overall development of Kodangal constituency and setting up a nursing college, a polytechnic college, and a degree college. The TRS government, once voted back to power, will also build a 100-bed hospital in the constituency, he said.
Addressing a large gathering at the TRS campaign meeting here, Chandrashekhar Rao said that, however, the efforts of the enemies of the district failed with the High Court dismissing a case filed by them to stop the project from taking off. If the district suffered from effects of drought, it is because of how some politicians turned into a curse for the district and the project. He said among those who opposed the project were Congress candidates – Nagam Janardhan Reddy from Nagarkurnool, B Harshvardhan Reddy from Kollapur, and Pavan Kumar from Devarkadra – who should be taught a lesson by people by voting against them and defeating them.
He also said that Congress leader Burgula Ramakrishna Rao, the first elected Chief Minister of Hyderabad State, “who was the one who handed over Telangana to Andhra leaders back in the 1950s, was also from this district.”
He said the TRS government completed Nettempadu, Kalwakurthy and Bhima projects as part of its goal to irrigate 20 lakh acres in the former Mahbubnagar district. Once the Palamuru project is completed, another 5 lakh acres will be irrigated and we will meet this goal, he added.
He said Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu who opposed irrigation projects in Telangana was being carried on its shoulders by Congress in the State. “Do not get confused with their claims and promises. You have before you the development and welfare programmes implemented by the TRS government. And you can see the continuous power supply in your villages. This did not happen just like that. We worked hard to ensure power supply and I monitor five to six times a day the situation,” he said.
Referring to the large attendance at the meeting, Chandrashekhar Rao said this was evidence that P Narender Reddy, the TRS candidate from Kodangal is set to win. “I have survey reports that indicate that all 14 seats in the old Mahbubnagar district will be won by TRS,” he said.