Hyderabad: TRS working president and MAUD Minister KT Rama Rao on Sunday slammed the State BJP leaders for their inaction and inefficiency in questioning the Centre that has been consistently meting out step-motherly treatment to the State.
Taking a dig at BJP State president Bandi Sanjay and party candidate from Mahabubnagar-Rangareddy-Hyderabad graduates constituency N Ramchander Rao, the Minister wondered why the saffron party leaders, who claim to be the voices questioning the government, are not doing the same with the Centre on the injustice being meted out to Telangana on various occasions.
Addressing a coordination meeting held in support of TRS candidate Surabhi Vani Devi, daughter of former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao here, Rama Rao demanded Ramchander Rao to explain his contribution to the development of the State in the last six years. He also questioned his achievements for graduates in the State.
“He boasts of being the voice that questions the government on people’s issues, but there has not been a single occasion when he questioned the Centre for neglecting Telangana State on various issues. From price hike of LPG cylinder to Rs 875 to the Centre’s inaction in the establishment of the Bayyaram Steel Plant, Tribal University or Navodaya Vidyalayas in the State, he failed to raise his voice against the Centre,” he said.
The Minister stated that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao always worked for the welfare and development of the Brahmin community in the State. He recalled how the Chief Minister constructed the Brahmin Sadan for the community during his stint as Siddipet MLA and also named several new districts after the temple towns in those respective districts. “The Chief Minister is a man of action who always works for the development of the State. He follows his faith strictly with utmost devotion,” he said.
Rama Rao said the Chief Minister was developing Yadadri temple at a cost of about Rs 1,000 crore and took up several welfare measures through Brahmin Parishad. He said the State government was not only paying salaries to around 6,000 priests through the government treasury, but it had also helped 386 students from poor Brahmin families to pursue higher studies abroad under the Overseas Scheme.
Urging graduates to vote for the TRS candidate, the Minister said even the Opposition parties were unable to question the candidature of Vani Devi who had produced numerous graduates during her long stint as an academician. “In Telangana State, we do not need questioning voices but a thought process that can solve prevailing issues. We also need someone who can skillfully deal with these issues — qualities which can be found in Vani Devi,” he said.
Telangana State Brahmina Sankshema Parishad chairman KV Ramana Chary, Rajyasabha member V Laxmikantha Rao, legislators Puranam Sateesh and Puranam Satish, among others, attended the meeting.
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