House sites: Ex-servicemen seek KCR help

Hyderabad: Telangana State Ex-Servicemen Welfare Association has urged Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to hand over the house-sites allotted to them during N Chandrababu Naidu government in 2001. The allotted land is about 46 acres at Jawaharnagar under Shameerper mandal of Ranga Reddy district.

In a press note, the Association’s founder-president Ammika  Rangiah Goud has stated that the land was allotted by then Ranga Reddy District Collector to 650 ex-servicemen or their widows for house-sites in 2001. But with the change of the government in 2004, the allotment remained in cold storage. He said when their repeated appeals to the then Chief Minister Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy on the allotment of house-sites to them evoked no response, the ex-servicemen and their widows went in a procession to the Assembly to bring the issues to the government’s notice once again But the protestors were arrested and sent to jail at the instance of the YSR government, he alleged. Cases were also registered against them.

Ammika has appealed to the Chief Minister to direct the authorities concerned to withdraw the criminal cases foisted on the ex-servicemen and hand over the allotted house-sites. He also appealed to the Chief Minister to sanction double bedroom houses to the parents and widows of soldiers who laid down their lives on the battle front.


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