Statehood Credit Goes to All T People: KCR

HYDERABAD: An elated Chief Minister of Telangana Chandrasekhar Rao today showered praise on the huge TRS activist’s turnout saying that they are the backbone of the party, who fought tirelessly until the statehood was achieved.

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  • Turning Telangana into a golden state
  • Activists should not relent
  • Uplift of SCs, STs and minorities

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Addressing the mammoth first party plenary, Rao attributed the Telangana statehood to its activists’ determination and sacrifice. “Of course, despite all odds, TRS activists fought from street to Delhi level for the separate State”, he recalled. Exhorting the activists not to relent until the goal of golden Telangana dream was achieved; Rao said the government would extend them all possible assistance.

Though some parties ridiculed TRS on the possibility of achievement of statehood for Telangana, the TRS government hoisted tri-colour at the historic Golconda fort, besides announcing Bathukamma and Bonalu as state festivals, Rao stated.

LB Stadium was packed to its maximum capacity as Rao was being elected as the party president for the eighth consecutive term.

Accusing the Congress, Telugu Desam and BJP of deceiving people and ignoring Dalits, beedi workers and minorities, Rao  claimed his government was paying 1,500 rupees pension for beedi workers and physically handicapped  and 1,000 rupees to aged and widows in the State.

Giving a pat to Finance Minister Etela Rajender for implementing the fine rice scheme, the Chief Minister said the government allocated 3,000 crore rupees for implementing the scheme. He also said six rupees per kg fine rice for each person of a family would help feed poor with square meal a day. He also criticized previous governments for suppressing Anganwadi workers for seeking a hike in salaries. However, the TRS Government immediately announced salary hike and paying them Rs 7,000 and Rs 4,500 to Ayahs, he said.

“We have appointed artistes as cultural ambassadors, who should not stop singing, dancing and beating drums until Telangana was transformed into a Golden State,” Rao said.

He attributed the commitment of the state government for launching the prestigious Kalyana Lakshmi and Shaadi Mubarak schemes under which 51,000 rupees assistance ispaid to the poor Dalit and Minorities’ girls. Asserting that the TRS Government is committed to Dalit empowerment, KCR said they have so far distributed 2,400 acres (three acres per person) among chosen SCs in the State and the program will continue till all the eligible are covered under the scheme. (NSS)

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