All eyes on Warangal bypoll

By: Ravi Reddy

Any general elections or even a by-election is certainly a referendum for any political party in power. The Warangal bypoll is a referendum on the TRS government and our functioning,” asserted Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari.

In midst of an action packed election campaign in the seven Assembly segments of the Warangal parliamentary constituency, which goes to polls on November 21, Mr. Kadiam Srihari spoke at length on the prospects of the party candidate, 17-month-long performance of the TRS government and the issues that could cause some anxious moments for the present regime.

This by-election is definitely a referendum on the TRS government. People will judge our performance and cast their vote. I personally feel there is nothing wrong in claiming that this election will be referendum for us,” the Deputy Chief Minister, whose resignation earlier necessitated the present by-election, said.

Further, he said there is lot of difference in the situation in the run up to bifurcation and the subsequent general elections and the present bypoll.

He faulted the Opposition parties’ desperation to show the TRS government in poor light in just 17 months.

These parties are going all out to malign us on various counts even though people are willing to give us time till the end of our tenure. Why there is this hurry to brand us a non-performing government? It only shows that the Congress and the TDP cannot live for a day without power,” Mr. Srihari remarked.

Stating that the significant welfare and development programmes launched by the government in the last 17 months would stand the TRS in good stead, Mr. Srihari acknowledged that farmers suffering on account of drought condition and lack of remunerative prices had caused anguish among the farming community.

We have done our best to mitigate the sufferings of the farmers. It is unfortunate that the NDA government at Centre of which TDP is an ally failed to keep its promise of coming to the rescue of the farmers, by not implementing the promised Minimum Support Price (MSP), he said and added that suicides by farmers was unfortunate and it was not a phenomenon confined to Telangana alone.

The Deputy Chief Minister exuded confidence that the welfare programmes would ensure that the TRS candidate P. Dayakar would triumph with a comfortable majority.

Source: The Hindu

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