I am Hitler, you can call so: K Chandrasekhar Rao
Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday said that he was a “Hitler” and had no problems with being one.
Referring to the upcoming Intensive Household Survey, he said that it was meant to root out bogus beneficiaries of government schemes and was not intended at identifying Seemandhra people or troubling any one; and if this meant that he was a “Hitler”, then so be it.
“I will be a Hitler to those who do wrong things. I will be more than Hitler for those who siphon public money or grab government lands. The survey is being done to identify bogus beneficiaries and if it amounts to being Hitler, I don’t mind it or feel shy about it,” Mr Rao said while addressing a press conference at his camp office on Sunday.
The Chief Minister pointed out that people were free to refuse to divulge personal details such an bank accounts, PAN numbers etc., in the survey and no one would force them to disclose any details.
He made it clear that the survey was only meant to identify genuine beneficiaries and not to identify the nativity of any citizen.
Mr Chandrasekhar Rao also confirmed that RTC buses would be off the roads on August 19 to enable smooth conduct of the survey and the entire fleet would be engaged by the government to transport survey staff to different places in the state.
The Chief Minister also lashed out at rival parties and leaders for trying to obstruct the survey by creating unnecessary fears and doubts among the public.
Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao tried to calm down fears relating to the survey.
“The survey has nothing to do with nativity or identifying Seemandhra people. It’s only a misconception being created by some vested interests. It’s only a social and economic survey. The survey was necessitated because of inefficient governments that ruled the undivided state and which issued more ration cards, houses, pensions etc. than the entire population. Now we want to exactly know the social and economic status of each and every household so that we can plan schemes effectively for their benefit and weed out bogus beneficiaries. What’s wrong in this?” asked Mr Rao.