By: P Krishna
“Give me a mandate on the lines of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections and I will make Narayankhed another Hyderabad,” assured Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao here on Wednesday.
Addressing a massive rally on the penultimate day of campaigning for Narayankhed byelection, KCR urged the voters to repeat the GHMC and Warangal Lok Sabha election mandate and ensure victory for the TRS candidate.
“We should teach both Congress and TDP, who ruled Narayankhed but did nothing for its development, a lesson. Opposition candidates should lose their deposits. Every vote cast by you should be for development. (Minister) Harish Rao said he will touch my feet for getting funds for the development. It is not necessary. I will get Godavari water for Narayankhed and wash your feet,” he said.
KCR also assured to stay in Narayankhed for two days after the elections, tour each and every mandal headquarters personally and solve the problems faced by people.
Stating that his government believes in deeds rather than words, KCR said the TRS government was making practical efforts to make ‘Bangaru’ Telangana a reality. “Government is spending `35,000 crore on welfare schemes to ensure the development of each and every community in the state. Double bedroom scheme is unique in the country and nowhere in the world any government has offered such a housing scheme. Financial assistance for the marriage of poor girls under Kalyana Laxmi and Shaadi Mubarak schemes will be extended to all BPL families irrespective of caste and creed from the next financial year,’’ KCR assured. Stating that 200 tandas will be made gram panchayats, he also assured that 12% reservation would be provided to Muslims after submission of report by the minority commission.
Expressing his unhappiness over the backwardness of Narayankhed, KCR said there are no basic amanities and civic facilities in the constituency which was ruled by Congress and TDP for 60 years.
Earlier, Harish Rao said he visited almost all the villages in the constituency and witnessed only backwardness. “Due to this, no one is willing to come to these remote villages. Girls are unable to get married due to unavailability of basic amenities,” he said and assured that Narayankhed will be developed on par with Siddipet. Ministers Narsimha Reddy, Srinivas Reddy and others attended the programme.
Source: The New Indian Express