Kurnool: Queering the pitch, Deputy Chief Minister K.E Krishna Murthy said that he had no idea whether Kotla Surya Prakasha Reddy was joining the Telugu Desam. Feigning ignorance, he said he was not aware of any leader entering the party and if, indeed, it was so, it was a matter for the high command to address.
He made these remarks at Kurnool on Saturday after participating in the unveiling of a Kurnool vision action plan.
Elaborating further, he said that matters involving the entry of Kotla and which seat would be given to him were not under his purview and it was the prerogative of the Chief Minister, he said. He said the issue of injustice to him would be raised only when the seat allocation was made in deference to his preference and as of now any such talk was mere conjecture. He also hoped that no injustice would be done to ticket aspirants from the backward class community.
Deputy Chief Minister K.E Krishna Murthy said that the government will establish a water grid scheme at an estimated cost of Rs 2,145 crores to solve the water crisis in the district permanently. The deputy CM released the district vision action plan 2019-24 at the state guest house on Saturday. He said that they would have special focus on facilitation of food protection for all the poor families in the district.
The district has got 9.86 percentage of average gross growth and also 11.6 percentage of industrialised growth compared with past days, he added. The state government has developed the district by introducing various schemes including welfare and financial assistances, the deputy CM said. Hundreds of employment options were provided to the youth by establishing several industries in the district during the four and half year of the TD government, he added.
Earlier, the deputy CM along with state health minister NMD Farooq laid the foundation stone to construct a super specialty eye block for a regional eye hospital in the premises of the Kurnool medical college ground in the city. An estimated Rs 6.18 crores would be spent for this building. The ministers also participated in the cheque distribution program for self help groups under the Pasupu Kumkuma schemes in the city. District collector S. Satyanarayana, SP K. Fakkeerappa, ZP chairman M. Rajasekhar, KUDA chairman Somis-etty Venkateswalru, MLC KE Prabhakar, MLA SV Mohan Reddy and others were also present....