Karimnagar: Finance Minister T Harish Rao said the era of welfare schemes is being continued in Telangana State under the leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao. TRS is known for welfare schemes as different schemes have been implemented for the benefit of all sections. The Chief Minister, who always thinks about the poor, has introduced a number of schemes for the welfare of all sections.
Harish Rao along with BC Welfare Minister Gangula Kamalakar laid foundation stone for Autonagar in Huzurabad on Saturday. A total of 347 mechanics were provided lands in Autonagar and Rs 3 crore was also sanctioned to provide facilities such as roads, current, water, toilets and others.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister promised to sanction double-bedroom houses to auto mechanics who have their own land. Those who do not have their own land would also be given houses by the government, he said and made it clear that there was no question of going back on the promise.
Terming TRS as a poor people’s government, he said a number of schemes such as Kalyana Laxmi, KCR Kits and Aasara were being implemented for the welfare of the poor. No BJP-ruled State was providing Rs 2,016 pension to aged and single women. While Chandrashekhar Rao was thinking about the welfare of farmers, labourers, women and other sections, the Union government led by BJP was imposing a burden on people by enhancing petrol, diesel, cooking gas and oil prices.
“Why should people vote for BJP? Do people vote for BJP for enhancing petrol price to Rs 105, diesel Rs 100, cooking gas Rs 1,000 and reducing cooking gas subsidy to Rs 40 from Rs 240?” he questioned. The BJP leaders, who were contemplating to deceive people by making tall promises, were not promising to reduce gas price to Rs 500 and enhance subsidy to Rs 240, he added.
Cooking gas price would be hiked to Rs 1,500 from Rs 1,000 if BJP candidate is elected in Huzurabad bypolls, he said. On the other hand, the Central government was going ahead by privatising and selling off public sector undertakings such as railways, ports, roads, airports, LIC, BSNL and others. “How will unemployed youth get employment if all PSUs were sold? Even the trade union of BJP is opposing the Union government’s decision to sell PSUs,” he said. Meanwhile, Bharatiya Kisan Morcha was opposing new farm laws brought by the Centre, he added.
Though it was the responsibility of the Central government to purchase paddy, it was refusing to purchase even the common variety of paddy. BJP leaders should ask votes only after purchasing common variety of paddy, the Minister said.
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