Karimnagar: Finance Minister T Harish Rao came down heavily on the Union government on Thursday for increasing cooking gas price by Rs 15 on Wednesday despite problems faced by the common public.
“Women registered their protest even while celebrating Bathukamma on Wednesday when they placed gas cylinders along with Bathukammas across the State. Though people are facing severe hardships due to frequent hike in price of cooking gas, the Central government is least bothered about public issues. Not only cooking gas, prices of diesel and petrol are also going up every week,” the Minister said, and wondered why people should vote for the BJP candidate in Huzurabad by-poll.
Participating in an election campaign in Dharmarajupalli of Huzurabad mandal, Harish Rao, referring to BJP leader Eatala Rajender’s comments that the State government had taken up various developmental works in Huzurabad after his resignation, countered his allegations and asked after who’s resignation were Rythu Bandhu, Rythu Bima, 24 hours current, Kalyanalaxmi, KCR kit schemes implemented.
Dharmarajupalli farmers were the first beneficiaries of Rythu Bandhu. Even during Covid pandemic, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao provided Rythu Bandhu to farmers after stopping salaries of Ministers, MLAs and government employees. Besides continuing pensions, Rs 1,500, rice, and pulses were also provided to the poor, he informed.
“No BJP-ruled State is implementing Kalyanalaxmi for the marriage of girls from poor families, and Rajender is opposed to this scheme. Will people support the BJP leader’s decision?” He questioned.
Before coming to power, BJP leaders promised to deposit Rs 15 lakh in the bank accounts of every citizen by bringing back black money from foreign banks. But, not a single rupee has been deposited so far, the Minister said.
Instead of that, the BJP government was imposing a burden on the common public by enhancing the prices of essential commodities and reducing subsidies.
Huzurabad people elected Rajender as MLA six times. However, Rajender failed to construct a single double bedroom house, he alleged.
Moreover, the BJP leader did not resign from Assembly either to make Huzurabad as district headquarter or get medical college sanctioned, he said, adding that Rajender resigned for his selfish gains.
Gellu enjoys outright support in in-laws village
TRS candidate for Huzurabad Assembly by-poll Gellu Srinivas Yadav enjoys the complete support of villagers in Peddapapaiahpally of Huzurabad mandal, the native place of his in-laws.
Srinivas Yadav, a native of Himmathnagar of Veenavanka mandal, is married to Swetha of Peddapapaiahpally, which has a population of 5,000. Like most villages in the constituency, this village too has its set of issues and demands like CC roads, graveyard, function hall, among other facilities.
The villagers faced hardships with all water bodies having dried up. Though the water problem was solved with the construction of Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme, several other issues remained unsolved due to neglect by former Minister Eatala Rajender, who is now contesting on a BJP ticket, villagers said.
Despite several representations to Rajender in the past, the latter did not bother to address their issues. Instead of laying roads in the village, Rajender laid roads to nearby poultry farms, they said, adding that they voted for Rajender all these years only because of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao.
Speaking to Telangana Today, village sarpanch P Dayakar Reddy said the village has no graveyard or road facility. In the rainy season, people have to walk on slushy road to attend funeral rites since there are no roads in the village. “Though I brought the problems of the village to the notice of Rajender, he never showed any interest to resolve out issues,” he said.
Stating that the entire village was supporting the TRS candidate, he expressed the hope that their problems would be solved once Srinivas Yadav is elected.
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