Hyderabad: Municipal administration minister KT Rama Rao on Wednesday said his father K Chandrasekhar Rao was a Chief Minister with large heart and implementing various welfare schemes by spending a lot of funds and making Telangana an ideal State in the country.
Participating in TRS’ Janahitha programme in Armoor of Nizamabad district along with Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, local MP Kavita, advisor to Govt D Srinivas, Bibi Patil, MLA Jeevan Reddy and others, KTR said the KCR Government disproved former chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy’s remarks that Telangana statehood will create power problem and face Naxalite menace.
KTR also accused the previous Congress and TD governments of totally ignoring the plight of the poor, deprived classes, agriculture and irrigation sectors. The Congress ruled for 55 years and did not bother about welfare of the poor and the TD remain extinct in Telangana as the people stood solidly behind the TRS for his unprecedented welfare and developmental programmes, he said.
Announcing Rs 1,000 crore for development of Nizamabad district, which is an ideal in agriculture as well as for its role in statehood movement, KTR said they successfully overcame power crisis and giving nine-hour power to agriculture and offering fine rice to hostels, which was not in TRS manifesto.
KCR government, just in 33 months, has come up with various welfares schemes and Rs 1,000 is being offered towards pension to wipe tears of poor by spending Rs 5,300 crore by extending pensions to 40 lakh people from 29 lakh.
Chief ministers of other states have been asking their officials to study and replicate the welfare schemes of Telangana government. The State government has come up with “Amma Vodi” scheme and offering money to women for child delivery in the hospitals besides offering KCR kit with 13 items for mother and child.
Praising Kavita for her oratorical skills in Parliament, KTR said both of them got talking skills from people through statehood movement and not by his father as it was stated by one of the Union ministers.
“We have kept the crop loan waiver promise, which is being replicated in Uttar Pradesh as Chief Minister Adithyanath Yogi was waiving off Rs 36,000 crore farm loans besides introducing anti-Romeo squads on the lines of Telangana’s “SHE” teams”, he pointed out.
Speaking on the occasion, Kavita said KTR was not only brother to her, but also to all women in the State. She requested the Municipal Administration Minister (KTR) to sanction Rs 350 crore for development of all municipalities. Though several parties sprouted in recent times, only TRS got people’s support solidly and attributed it to growing membership.
Pocharam Srinivas Reddy said while Chief Minister KCR was implementing many welfare schemes for the people, KTR is a pearl in the Telangana Cabinet. He also said MP Kavita’s efforts fructified in getting Nizamabad-Peddapalli Railway line and Kaleshwaram project will be completed in 18 months, he added