Yadadri-Bhongir: Telangana Rythu Bandhu Samithi president and TRS candidate for Warangal-Khammam-Nalgonda graduates MLC elections Palla Rajeshwar Reddy on Thursday urged the graduate voters to think about the situation that prevailed in their areas before 2014 and after Statehood for Telangana was achieved before casting their votes in the MLC elections.
Speaking at a campaign meeting on the outskirts of Choutuppal, Rajeshwar Reddy said the developmental programmes and welfare schemes implemented by the TRS government had brought qualitative changes in the lives of people in addition to development of towns and villages in the State. He pointed out that the State government liberated 1,000 villages in erstwhile Nalgonda district from the clutches of decades-old fluoride issue by supplying safe drinking water to every house through Mission Bhagiratha.
He said the State government has also rejuvenated 45,000 village tanks and restored their feeder channels which helped in improving groundwater levels in the State. In addition to Rythu Bandhu, 24 hours free power supply to agriculture sector also boosted agriculture activity in non-ayacut areas too. “Before 2014, drying crops dependent on borewells was a common sight as only three to four hours of power supply was provided to agriculture pumpsets by then governments,” he maintained.
Of the 12 Assembly constituencies in erstwhile Nalgonda district, 90 per cent of the cultivable area in 10 Assembly constituencies was getting irrigation facility through Nagarjuna Sagar Project and Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme. Irrigation problem in the remaining two Assembly constituencies – Munugode and Devarakonda – would be permanently solved once the Dindi Lift Irrigation Project was completed. He exuded confidence that the works of Dindi Lift Irrigation Project would be completed within one and a half year.
Responding to opposition allegations on the financial health of the State, he pointed out that the Centre had announced that Telangana State was in the third place in the country, with GSDP recording 14.2 per cent growth. Smaller states Sikkim and Tripura were in first and second place respectively and all the other bigger states were behind Telangana State. The per capita income of the state had also almost doubled after 2014. The per capita income of the state at Rs 2.28 lakh was higher than the national average of Rs 1.34 lakh.
Rajeshwar Reddy reiterated that he would not contest the MLC election if the opposition parties proved wrong his statement on recruitment of 1.31 lakh jobs after 2014. He urged the graduates voters to cast their first priority votes to him in MLC elections and ensure a landslide victory. “We don’t want questioning voices, but persons who will solve issues of the people,” he said.
Rajya Sabha member Badugula Lingaiah Yadav, Munugode former MLA K Prabhakar Reddy, Choutuppal municipal chairman Raju and others were also attended the meeting.
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