Urging people not to get confused or get carried away by the poll promises and slogans, Chief Minister Mr K Chandrashekhar Rao has urged people to recall the past. Since the vote is the greatest weapon in the hands of people, they should be cool and think twice before voting in the elections. Mr KCR was addressing a massive public meeting at Medak in support of party candidate Padma Devender Reddy.
There were days when people craved drinking water and irrigation needs. There was not enough power to carry out farming operations. The Congress that merged the Telangana against the wishes of the people into AP was responsible for all the ills. The successive rulers neglected the region and people here. It took six decades of struggle to get back to the state.
Mr KCR reminded that it was only after the formation of the Telangana state, that the BRS government sat on the problems facing the people. It first focused on drinking and irrigation water needs and then electricity. Slowly, it also strengthened agriculture by arming the farmers with a slew of measures such as Mission Kakatiya, Mission Bhagiratha, free power, Rythu Bandhu, Rythu Bima, government procurement centres, Dharani services and so on.
“What the Congress leaders have been doing all those 50 years? Why it did not occur to them to provide even drinking water?,” he sought to know. Now once again, the Congress leaders are touring the villages hoodwinking people and begging for one chance. “What will they do if they get one chance?,” he asked stating that the Congress leaders are openly saying they will give three-hour power, scrap Dharani and say Rythu Bhandu a waste scheme.
Mr KCR said now it is for the people to decide. He wanted them to sit together and recall the old days and present days. Compare the days under the Congress party and the BRS party. Earlier addressing the public meeting at Yellareddypet in support of party candidate J Surnder, he said the BRS party was born for Telangana and its people, unlike the Congress that always craved for power dividing people and treating them as a vote bank. Mr KCR wanted people to thoroughly study and discuss the antecedents of candidates and parties before casting their vote.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao.