Shabbir attacks KCR for defections

  • CM violating spirit, letter of law
  • Threatens to file petition in court
  • Questions tall promises sans action
  • Alleges negligence of farmers, students
  • KCR right in praising Nizam

Hyderabad, January 4: “By encouraging political defections Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao was violating law and leaving no option than to file petitions in the Court”, said deputy floor leader in the Legislative Council Shabbir Ali.

Talking to mediapersons at Gandhi Bhavan on Saturday, the TPCC vice-president charged TRS chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao with reviving ‘Ayaram Gayaram’ culture and attracting leaders from other parties. Even though, KCR completed seven months as CM, he could not implement even a single promise out of so many he had made before and after the elections polls, he added.

The Congress leader said the promises made by KCR on various occasions include shifting of Chanchalguda Jail, Hyderabad Race Course, transforming Hyderabad into Silicon Valley, establishment of Technology Development Bank, conversion of Hyderabad as Wifi city, shifting of military installations, Cleaning of Hussainsagar lake, digging of Vinayak Sagar at Indira Park, world’s tallest building at Sanjeevaiah Park, skyscraper zone around Hussainsagar, elevated corridors, skyways and multi-level grade separators, signal-free city, Dallas like traffic system in city, another airport in Hyderabad, transformation of Old city of Hyderabad as Istanbul, slum-free city and installation of 10,000 CCTV cameras and so on. He advised KCR to divert his attention towards good governance instead of “building castles in the air”.

Shabbir Ali also lambasted the Chief Minister for ignoring suicides of farmers and problems of student community. He suggested that the TRS government complete the on-going projects earlier than going for “false” promises. He insisted that the Chief Minister build confidence among industrial and farmer sector by providing uninterrupted power supply, fill vacant posts, complete Metro Rail project, phase 3 of drinking water project of Krishna river.

Shabbir Ali said KCR looks confused and wants to do everything at once. It would take nearly Rs 2 lakh crore to implement the promises made by him for Hyderabad alone. Of nearly Rs 1 lakh crore budget of Telangana State, the Plan expenditure amounts to nearly Rs 48,000 crore. Therefore, the State Government would have to utilize its entire Plan budget for the next four years only for the development of Hyderabad. Therefore, these promises are complete unrealistic, he added.

Shabbir Ali said the previous Congress Government developed Hyderabad by spending over Rs 1 lakh crore from 2004-2014 without any hype or showoff. He said Hyderabad was recently ranked as the second best among the world’s “Must See” destinations by the reputed international travel journal National Geographic Traveler. This was due to the 10 years rule of Congress, not seven-month misrule of TRS Government, he claimed.

When asked to comment on KCR’s praise for last Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan, the Congress leader said he agrees with the Chief Minister’s contention that Last Nizam made a lot of contribution for development of Hyderabad and Telangana in sectors like education, infrastructure and public health. (NSS)

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