Former MLA and Minister Mr Mothkupalli Narasimhulu of Alair Constituency joined the ruling TRS party in the presence of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao here on Monday.
The CM welcomed him at a grand meeting held at Telangana Bhavan, the party headquarters and eulogized him for his contribution in the field of politics.
CM KCR made it clear that the government had decided to set aside Rs 1.70 lakh crore for the Dalit Bandhu scheme and it would continue forever. A fund titled `Dalit Rakshana Nidhi’ would also be set up to empower the dalit community in the state. “The fund of Rs 1.70 lakh crore we are allocating will create wealth worth Rs 10 lakh crore. The government contemplates spending Rs 23 lakh crore in the new few years and the amount for Dalit Bandhu is not a big amount compared to it,” he said adding that the TRS was committed to empowering all communities in the state.
CM KCR asserted that the TRS party would come to power once again in Telangana as its agenda was only the welfare and development of people while other political parties considered `politics’ as a game.
Mr Narasimhulu earlier garlanded the statue of B R Ambedkar before proceeding to Telangana Bhavan. Speaking to newsmen, he said for decades no chief minister ever thought good about the poor dalit community and Mr KCR was the first chief minister who braved to give Rs 10 lakh to each dalit family. “I am deeply attracted with his gesture and decided to join the TRS party which is committed to the dalit empowerment,” he said.
Mr Narasimhulu, a simple and non-controversial politician was once a vociferous critic of both Mr KCR and N Chandrababu Naidu on ideological differences had said he would work for TRS party in the interest of dalit community.