Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samiti working president K.T. Rama Rao on Sunday appealed to the IT industry representatives to go out and vote and to encourage staff to do so April 11. He sought their support for the TRS MPs in the upcoming Lok Sabha election.
While interacting with people in the IT corridor as part of the ‘Know Your MP Candidates' programme, Mr Rama Rao brought up the issue of the poor turnout of IT professionals during Assembly polls.
Appealing the people to support the TRS, he said that criticising and passing remarks against the government is very easy and that if they disliked all the parties, then even that choice is available for them on the EVMs.
While introducing the Malkajgiri and Chevella MP candidates Mr M. Rajasekhar Reddy and Dr Ranjith Reddy, he said, “Dr Ranjith Reddy is a successful entrepreneur and Mr Rajasekhar Reddy is an educationalist. They have clean track records and are extremely successful in their fields. They will become great lawmakers.”
Talking about the development which has taken place in Hyderabad, Mr Rama Rao said that Hyderabad is well connected to the rest of the world and has economic and political stability, which makes the city the favourite destination for global companies.
“The top five IT companies i.e. Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon, have made Hyderabad their second home,” he said and added that information technology had been one of the strengths of the State.
He said, “Hyderabad today is consistently rated as the best city in terms of quality of living. Global firm Mercer has rated Hyderabad as the best livable city in India for four consecutive years.”
Explaining the expansion plans of Metro lines in Hyderabad and its suburbs, he said, “I am delighted that the metro has reached Hi-tec City. It has to reach the Mindspace junction next and then the airport, which has already been approved by the government. We want to connect all the corridors of the Metro.”
Mr Rama Rao stated that if the TRS wins 16 MP seats in the elections, the people will have a strong voice in Delhi. “Only those with the numbers are taken seriously in Delhi,” he said.
He asserted that the BJP won't secure more than 150 seats and that the Congress would secure less than a 100. He even pointed out that even Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken the bullet train project to his native state Gujarat and not to Telangana.
Responding to a question pertaining to the discrimination against the transgender community in the corporate sector, he invited the NGO which is working for the rights of transgenders to work with the government to make the policy.
When one Rahul raised a question about the regulation of working hours in the IT industry, Mr Rama Rao did not answer the question as he was not holding the IT portfolio.
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