Hyderabad :Promising a transparent, corruption free, people, industry and employee friendly government, the TRS manifesto includes waiver of crop loan up to 1 lakh, housing loans for weaker sections, 12 per cent quota for minorities, Sts, creation of 14 new districts etc.
It promised to make Hyderabad a world class city with IT software and hardware hubs, establish a new airport, ensure 24 hour water and power supply, a pollution and traffic jam free clean and green city, new satellite townships, cleaning of Musi and Hussainsagar etc. “Mr Ponnala and other Congress leaders should stop abusing us and we will stop abusing them. There is no point in abusing each other. You tell your agenda, we spell out ours. People will decide,” he added. Warning that Mr Lakshmaiah and others involved in irrigation and other scams would have to pay for their misdeeds, Mr Rao pointed out that though his party leader, Mr Kadiam Srihari, was irrigation minister, he was “spotless”.
“The new state faces many challenges. We have to face power crisis. It will take two to two and half years to settle. Our top priority is welfare. We will transform Telangana into a vibrant state in five years,” said TRS chief while releasing the 32 page election manifesto at Telangana Bhavan.
Mr Rao also lashed out at TD president N. Chandrababu Naidu, describing him as a “shani” and a “pucca Samaikhyawadi”.“This man (Mr Naidu) said in a public meeting that if he had more MPs he could have stopped Telangana. My appeal to people of Telangana is that they should bury TD. Don’t allow proxy Andhra rule over Telangana. Do you need a proxy rule or self rule?” he asked.
The TRS chief also said that a new TRS government in Telangana would take back all assigned lands, Bhoodan lands, wakf and gurukul trust lands usurped by unscrupulous elements.
TRS, which will be going alone for the first time in general elections after tie ups with Congress in 2004 and Telugu Desam in 2009, gave top priority to welfare, agriculture, industry, IT, employment generation, power sector, drinking water, irrigation and housing.
Location: Andhra Pradesh