The Gajwel constituency witnessed enormous development. It has rail connectivity and a university. The power situation is far better now, observed CM KCR. Addressing the Gajwel constituency party unit extended meeting at Shameerpet last afternoon, he said he fought tooth and nail with the then chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu opposition to increase in power tariff. Being a minister in the cabinet, he differed with him and even gave up his position in support of the farmers of Telangana.
The power situation was worse and corruption and negligence of officials compounded the problems of farmers further. Frequent burning away of transformers resulted in loss and distress to the farmers. After the formation of Telangana, the BRS party started sorting out the issues one by one. The power situation was bettered and then Mission Bhagiratha was put in place. As 34,000 tanks were built at a height, the schemes consume less electricity and more gravity. Thus it is benefitting the people.
CM KCR said he thanks and recognises the sacrifices made by farmers who gave their lands for Mallannasagar and Kondapochamma reservoirs. He said he too had to give up his land for Manair dam once. Now the reservoirs cater to the needs of people in four erstwhile districts. The people get water for drinking and irrigation needs. However, a public representative should never rest. There should be a quest for excellence always. The development is a continuous process and more needs to be done to Gajwel constituency. “It is my dream that none should be without a house. Everybody in the constituency should have a house. We are in the process to ensure that,” he said.
CM KCR said if people strengthened his hands, he would have more plans for the Gajwel constituency. “How much majority I get in the coming elections is dependent on your mercy,” he added. The meeting was presided over by Health Minister T Harish Rao.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao.