Hyderabad: Elated with the landslide victory in the elections, Telangana Rashtra Samiti supremo and caretaker Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao announced on Tuesday that he will participate actively in national politics. While addressing a press conference here in Telangana Bhavan, he said, “A new consortium of regional parties may be formed soon. In 10 days, we will unleash the whole thing with regard to the opposition unity plan in New Delhi.”
Replying to a query with regard to his role in national politics, Mr Rao said, “The Federal Front is not mine; it is of the people of India. It will have people, not mere leaders. Very soon a new national party may be formed which will be a consortium of regional parties. Very shortly, you will see me very active on the national front.”
I have full confidence that in the next one month, we can bring high qualitative change in Indian political scenario. This country does not need senseless politics in which they throw mud at each other: “There is a dire need for political surgery of this country. Only injections won’t do, surgery is needed.”
He said that the state will play a major role in national politics. It has shown the way to several states in terms of development.
“We will give a new definition to the political scenario. We will unite the people of India with our new policies.”
India must tackle the arrogance of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress, he said.
“People are vexed because they don’t have an alternative to the Congress and BJP. Congress says ‘BJP- Mukt Bharat’ and BJP says ‘Congress-Mukt Bharat'. My new slogan is ‘Bharat-Mukt of Congress and BJP’,” Mr Rao declared.
He said that the Congress has won three states today because of lack of alternatives.
Stressing that states must have more autonomy, he questioned why Delhi must control the development of urban infrastructure and education and other sectors of Telangana.
He alleged that the Reserve Bank of India is sitting on Rs 8-9 lakh crore and it is not being used properly and similarly Rs 9 lakh crore is available with public sector undertakings but not being used.
He said that the country needs a new economic model, a new agricultural model.
“We are a rich agricultural country. We should feed the world, but our productivity is low compared to Israel and other countries, There are 15 crore farmers in the country. Noted economist Ashok Gulati has praised our Agri schemes like giving `5,000 per acre,” Mr Rao said.
We need a new economic model and agricultural model for the country and a revolution is needed in these sectors, he said.
‘Surgical’ strike and Ram temple issues are brought up only during elections, he said....