Warangal: Leaders of BJP are trying to show that the sanctioning of two national highways in Warangal district was the result of the party’s efforts rather than due to the TRS leadership.
Warangal Rural district BJP president E. Ashok Reddy claimed that the TRS leaders had been unaware of the necessity of these roads but are now trying to take its claim.
Speaking to newsmen here on Wednesday, Ashok Reddy said the local BJP leaders had taken up the issue of the roads in the district with Union minister for roads and transports, highways and shipping Nitin Gadkari through two letters in the month of April 2017. The sanction came recently and the TRS is trying to take claim for it, he accused.
Two highways, one from Warangal to Mahabubabad via Nekkonda and Kesamudram and the other from Bhupalpally to Karimnagar via Aushanpally, Neredpally, Jammikunta, Veenavanka were sanctioned with a cost of Rs. 690 crore.
He said the 70-kilometre Warangal and Mahbubabad highway would not only help reduce the travel time but will also creates opportunities for the tribal backward area on this stretch to be developed.
The second road between Bhupalapalli and Karimnagar connects several interior areas which have been affected by Naxal movement since ages.
"The TRS government never bothered to address the issues of people in this area. Now, they are trying to hog the limelight with a feeling of insecurity and understanding that the BJP had done what they have not been able to do. It is shocking that minister Tummala Nageshwar Rao claims this to be an achievement of the TRS government and CM KCR," he said.
Criticising the TRS government, he said it had become a habit for the ruling party leaders to dub the central government schemes as their own. In addition to that, they are not cooperating with the Central government in completing the projects. "The Cotton research centre sanctioned by the union government is pending because the state government failed to provide the required land," he pointed out.
He accused the TRS leaders of being interested only in increasing their bank balance and not in resolving peoples' woes....