Warangal: Alleging that the Modi led BJP government at the Centre failed India on several fronts, TRS senior leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari said that the GDP had been falling down ever since Modi came to power in 2014.
“During the premiership of Manmohan Singh of the Congress, the GDP went up from 8 per cent to 10 per cent. Contrary to this, the GDP has been falling down under Modi’s government, and it has fallen from 6 per cent to 4 per cent,” he said and sought an answer from the BJP leaders from the State for this failure.
Addressing a press conference at his residence here on Sunday, the former minister praised the Congress government, particularly Jawaharlal Nehru for constructing the major irrigation projects like Bhakranangal, Nagarjuna Sagar and SRSP for the benefit of the farmers. “The visionary leadership of Congress, mainly Nehru, accorded top priority to the industrial sector. However, he has also implemented policies to help the farmers,” Srihari said and alleged that Modi has no vision and no plans. “The BJP leaders must answer why there is no growth in the GDP? However, the Telangana government under the leadership of K Chandrashekhar Rao is witnessed unprecedented growth for the last seven years. The GSDP is rate is 10 per cent. Telangana is the major contributor to the Indian economy,” Srihari said.
He said that the Congress government took several measures for food security in India by bringing the Food Security Act, setting up the Public Distribution Scheme (PDS), measures to provide MSP and the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) for the benefit of the farming community.
“But the Modi government has tried to ruin the farming sector with three farm laws. Moreover, it is helping the industrialists and businessmen who failed to repay the bank loans. It has waived off Rs 10.60 lakh crore in seven years. I am asking the Modi government why it is unable to allocate Rs one lakh crore per annum to help the farmers,” he questioned. He asked the Modi government to procure all farm produce in the country. Stating that the Modi government is anti-farmer, anti-Dalit and also against reservations for the backward classes, Srihari said that the Centre was trying to sell off the public sector units (PSU). “If the PSUs are sold to private companies, there will not be a rule of reservation for the SC, STs and BCs. It will cause a great loss to these sections,” he said.
He also ridiculed the Modi government for standing at the 101st position among 116 countries in the Global Hunger Index (GHI). He demanded the Centre to fulfil all the assurances made in the AP Reorganisation Act like setting up a coach factory, tribal university, steel factory and others in Telangana.