Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday said he was keen on sharing the achievements of the Telangana State government in developing villages across the State in the State Assembly and appealed to Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy to permit an elaborate discussion on Palle Pragathi, Pattana Pragathi and implementation of NREGA programme.
He also appealed to the Speaker to constitute a committee to tour any village identified by opposition parties to witness the development.
Taking a dig at the opposition parties over their allegations regarding diversion of EGS funds during question hour in the House, the Chief Minister said there was nothing like Central government funding. It is a constitutional obligation that the Central Government was implementing in releasing funds to States, he said.
“The Finance Commission makes recommendations and the Central Government releases funds to States accordingly,” Chandrashekhar Rao said.
He said the State government had taken a policy decision to allocate funds to local bodies equivalent to the funds allocated by the Central Government.
Impressed by the Telangana government’s achievements, a Union Minister had acknowledged on record in Parliament that Telangana was the only State which was supplying drinking water to every household, he said, adding that Parliament committees and Central government officials too had complimented the State government for the comprehensive development in villages.
Appealing to the opposition parties to check their facts, the Chief Minister said “The State Government is ready to conduct the Assembly session for 20 days or even a month to discuss all issues raised by opposition parties.”