Sangareddy: Finance Minister T Harish Rao, who hoisted the TRS flag at Telangana Bhavan in Siddipet on Thursday to mark the party’s Janda Panduga, said both State BJP president Bandi Sanjay Kumar and TPCC President A Revanth Reddy would not have got a chance to lead their parties but for the formation of Telangana State.
“Telangana came into existence because of TRS founder and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao. These two leaders would have still been working as second-rung leaders under Andhra leaders had TRS not made Telangana possible,” he said.
The Minister said they owe a lot to TRS and Chandrashekar Rao for the opportunities they were getting now. The TRS could not celebrate party formation day in a grand manner on April 27 because of the Covid-19 pandemic, he added.
Taking on the BJP President for launching his padayatra at this stage, Harish Rao said Sanjay must raise his voice against the rise in prices of petrol, gas and other essentials, besides protesting against disinvestment in government-owned industries.
Stating that TRS workers were getting due to respect at grass root level because all the eligible were being given welfare benefits such as Aasara pension, Kalyanalakshmi and others schemes, he said many parties were formed with ulterior motives, but TRS was formed with the sole objective of achieving Statehood for Telangana. “Chandrashekhar Rao is leading the State with the same spirit that was on display during the Statehood movement,” he said.
The Minister said the Centre had set up a Ministry for Disinvestment but failed to create a Ministry for BC Welfare.
Accusing both the opposition parties of creating a lot of hurdles in realising the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS), the Minister said that the Chief Minister has realised the long-cherished dream facing all the challenges. Saying that the reservoirs as Ranganayaka Sagar, Kondapochamma Sagar, Mallanna Sagar and others were brimming with the water, Rao said that Telangana stood at the top in the development. From beginning its journey from the Jala Drusham protest, the Senior TRS leader said that it had reached New Delhi by building a party office of its own.
The Janda Panduga was celebrated in all the villages across Siddipet, Sangareddy and Medak districts in a festive atmosphere.
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