"Why BJP leaders were focusing only on the construction of the temple of Lord Rama at Ayodhya, but ignoring other temples of Rama," asked the Finance Minister
Huzurabad: Finance Minister T Harish Rao on Wednesday took on the BJP for their focus only on the Ram Temple in Ayodhya and turning a blind eye to other temples of Lord Rama elsewhere in the country.
The Minister, who performed special puja at the Lord Sri Rama temple in Ellanthakunta before launching the TRS campaign for the Huzurabad Assembly by-poll, wondered why the BJP leaders were focusing only on the construction of the temple of Lord Rama at Ayodhya, but ignoring other temples of Lord Rama. “The TRS will renovate and develop the existing temple of Lord Rama at a cost of Rs 10 crore after the elections,” he said.
He said BJP leader Eatala Rajender was hurling abuses and distributing watches, grinders and other household appliances to win the by-election, but was accusing TRS of indulging in such activities.
Harish pointed out that the BJP government at the Centre was privatising public sector undertakings and removing the employees. Further, petrol and diesel prices were also being increased substantially which has an adverse impact on agriculture and other occupations. “If Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao is providing Rs 5,000 per acre per season under Rythu Bandhu scheme, the Central government is taking back the entire amount by hiking diesel charges exorbitantly,” he added.
Ridiculing Rajender for criticising Rythu Bandhu scheme, he wondered as to why the former availed Rs 10.5 lakh under the same scheme. He also demanded that the BJP State president Bandi Sanjay explain what he had done for the State since he was elected from the Karimnagar Parliamentary constituency. “Has Sanjay spent even Rs 10 lakh for any work in his constituency? He should rise above personal issues and serve the people,” he said, adding that though the Chief Minister had sanctioned about 4,000 double bedroom houses for the Huzurabad constituency, Rajender did not implement the scheme.
Addressing women at another meeting in Veenavanka, Harish Rao said Mahila Bhavans will be constructed at a cost of Rs 4 crore in all villages of the constituency within six months. He recalled the woes of farmers due to lack of irrigation facilities and the changed scenario after construction of the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme. “We have already allocated Rs 10,000 crore for beneficiaries of double bedroom houses to enable them to construct these houses, if they owned any land,” he said.
Ministers Koppula Eeshwar and Gangula Kamalakar along with other senior leaders also spoke.
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