Urging the people to keep a tab on the parties that are trying to divide people for political gains, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said it should all end now. The BJP’s agenda of pitting people against each other and weakening democracy will not be allowed anymore, he said.
KCR said that the youth of the country particularly should be vigilant and should not get carried away by empty and lofty slogans. The chief minister was on a tour to Mahabubabad and Bhadradri Kothagudem districts on Thursday. He inaugurated the BRS party office buildings and integrated collectorate complexes in both districts.
Addressing huge crowds in Mahabubabad district, Mr KCR asked people to remind the days when the district was arid and desolate devoid of any attention from any quarter. “Now we have carved this remote and tribal predominant place into a separate district. It was possible only in separate Telangana. The people here never imagined this change. I promise one more thing here. Soon there will be a government engineering college in addition to the newly set up medical college,” he said amid cheering crowds.
The chief minister announced sops such as additional funds to Gram Panchayats and Municipalities in both districts. Mr KCR said the welfare programmes launched by the state government covered the entire gamut of life from prenatal to post-death of a person. The development in terms of irrigation and roads and other infrastructure is phenomenal. “But this is not enough,” he said.
Pointing at the BJP-ruled centre, he said that the lopsided policies of the successive governments failed to utilise the natural resources of the country. “This is the time for a change in the course of the country. That change should begin from here. People should not be passive else these fundamentalist forces will turn the country into another Afghanistan and establish Taliban-like rule in the country,” Mr KCR added.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao