Shadnagar (Rangareddy): Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao exuded confidence that the TRS would win 16 parliamentary seats, except for Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat, that would make Telangana a deciding force at the Centre in 2019 polls. “A non-BJP, non-Congress front will form the government at the Centre,” he said.
Addressing a public meeting in Shadnagar on Sunday, he appealed to Muslim minorities to keep blessing the TRS just the way they had been doing for 14 years.
He asked the Muslims to recall what happened during the rule of previous governments and what happened after the formation of Telangana in terms of the welfare of Muslims. He predicted that children from Muslim community would in future be in a position to compete with children from America, Japan, China and other developed nations due to the special focus being laid by the TRS government with respect to setting up of minority residential institutions and extending financial support to those wishing to study abroad.
He also spoke about 12 per cent reservation for Muslims and said that it was the NDA government which was obstructing the process, despite the State government passing a resolution in the Assembly and Cabinet, and forwarding it to the Centre for approval.
“We will fight for 12 per cent reservation for Muslims just the way we are working to achieve Bangaru Telangana,” he affirmed. He also said it was only because of former TRS MLA Anjaiah Yadav that Jahangir Peer Dargah got a boost in the form of Rs 100 crore for its reconstruction and renovation works.
“Have we ever imagined that Shadnagar would get drinking water? Where is Srisailam and where is Shadnagar? We made that possible through Mission Bhagiratha,” he pointed out. He also assured the people of Shadnagar that Lakshmidevipally reservoir, which was being constructed at the highest elevated point in Telangana in Kondurg mandal, would be completed next year after the formation of the TRS government once again, to extend irrigation to 10 districts of Telangana, as far as Ibrahimpatnam.
The Chief Minister had appealed to the youth from Shadnagar to not only work for the victory of Anjaiah Yadav but also to reach out to the Makthal constituency to campaign against the candidature of K Dayakar Reddy, who had been fielded by the TDP.