Describing the power reforms being proposed by Prime Minister Mr Modi as a pressure tactic to suppress the states, chief minister Mr K Chandrasekhar Rao strongly said Telangana government will not implement the power reforms.
Mr KCR dared to take Mr Modi head on and said he will play a key role in national politics to change the government that is not delivering. The BJP which promised to double the income of farmers has only burdened them. Holding Mr Modi responsible for increase in fuel, gas and fertilizer, he said such unilateral decisions only resulted in increased input cost for the farmers.
“Mr Modi is after everybody including the poor farmers. We will chase him away and bring in a new government that helps the poor,” he said.
Mr KCR was in Jangaon on Friday where he inaugurated the integrated district collector complex and party office. Later addressing an impressive public meeting, he listed out how the newly formed Telangana state coped up with problems of inadequate power, water, and irrigation. How it struggled to improve the standard of living with various welfare measures.
“Instead of helping the newly formed state and implementing the promises made in the bifurcation Act, Mr Modi is trying to usurp the powers of the state,” Mr KCR observed.
The Central government failed to accord national status to any irrigation project, sanction tribal university, railway coach factory to Kazipet, steel factory and a single national institution.
When the Telangana government is trying to help the farmers with free power supply, water and irrigation, Mr Modi is pressurizing to fix motors to farms threatening to register false cases. “This is the Telangana Tiger and one cannot fight with me. We faced many struggles and sacrificed a lot to achieve Telangana. People here are brave and are ready for another fight this time with Centre,” chief minister Mr KCR roared amidst cheering crowds.
Several ministers and local elected public representatives and officials were present.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao