Hyderabad: Caretaker Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday appealed to the people of Telangana to show their gratitude to his party, the Telangana Rashtra Samiti, which had achieved statehood for Telangana.
He said it is the right time for the people of Telangana to exhibit their gratitude for the TRS which had introduced scores of welfare schemes and development programmes.
Addressing public meetings in Alampur, the chief minister announced that the state will get its rightful share of 15.9 TMC water from the Rajolibanda Diversion Scheme which will increase the area under cultivation in the constituency from 85,000 acres to 1.25 lakh acres by making optimum use of water allocated to Telangana by the Bachawat Tribunal from the Tungabhadra River.
He recalled that during his first padyatra from Rajoli to Gadwal, he had noticed the woes of farmers in erstwhile Mahabubnagar district in cultivating their lands and even for getting drinking water, during the Congress and Telugu Desam regimes. When Congress leader Byreddy Rajashekhar Reddy threatened to breach canals using bombs and divert RDS water to Rayalaseema, not a single leader from Telangana opened his mouth, Mr Rao said.
He said that Congress leaders who are keen to criticise him did nothing to protect the rights of the people of Alampur.
He maintained that the TRS government undertook numerous projects including the Thummilla Lift Irrigation Scheme soon after formation of the new state.
“Harish Rao took up the project on a war footing. Naidu objected to the project and lodged complaints with the Central government. Harish Rao immediately raised objections about the Machumarri project in AP which made Naidu and his colleagues shut their mouths.”
The Chief Minister also addressed public meetings in Gadwal, Makthal and Kodangal constituencies....