Congress conspiring to stop welfare programs: KTR

Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) Working President K.T. Rama Rao (KTR) today accused the Congress Party of attempting to halt welfare programs initiated by the previous BRS government.

Speaking at a party meeting in Telangana Bhavan, KTR asserted that BRS would stand with the beneficiaries of these programs and oppose any efforts to stop them. KTR alleged that the Congress government is already freezing bank accounts of selected Dalit Bandhu beneficiaries, a revolutionary scheme aimed at empowering Dalit families through financial grant of Rs. 10 lakhs each for their economic self-reliance. He further criticized the cancellation of the Gruha Lakshmi scheme, designed for house construction for the poor.

“The Congress, despite having ruled for 50 years, has never implemented such innovative welfare programs,” KTR said. “Now, they want to sabotage our initiatives like Dalit Bandhu, Gruha Lakshmi, BC Bandhu, and sheep distribution,” he added.

KTR specifically condemned the alleged backtracking plans of the Congress party on Dalit Bandhu, claiming they have forgotten their election promise to increase the grant per family from Rs. 10 lakhs to Rs. 12 lakhs. Furthermore, KTR cited the abrupt cancellation of the Gruha Lakshmi scheme, despite completing beneficiary identification and necessary proceedings. He vowed to stand by the affected families and fight for their rights.

KTR also lashed out at the Congress party’s drama about debts and white papers, accusing them of making false promises during the election campaign. He reminded that Congress Deputy Chief Minister even denied promising unemployment allowance to the youth of state in assembly. “They gave 420 guarantees, and we won’t let them get away with talking about only six. BRS will hold them accountable for every promise made to the people,” the BRS Working President said.

KTR contrasted the efficient delivery of welfare schemes under the BRS government with the alleged long queues and suffering inflicted by the current administration. “They are deliberately imposing bureaucratic delays for political gain. BRS will expose their mismanagement and put pressure on them to deliver,” he added.

Calling upon party members, KTR urged them to work tirelessly at the field level to counter the “poor performance and administration” of the Congress government.