Hyderabad: Telangana pradesh Congress committee president and MP, N. Uttam Kumar Reddy, coming down heavily on completion of one year of the rule of Chief Minister, K. Chandrasekhar Rao, in his second stint, termed the performance dismal and an utter flop show.
While speaking exclusively to Deccan Chronicle, Reddy said that Rao has done nothing to improve the lives of Telangana people even after his coming into power for the second time, though a year has elapsed since he took charge as the Chief Minister for the second time on Dec. 13, 2018.
He said Rao’s first year of rule in the second term is an indication that not much has been done in terms of living up to people’s expectations and there is a huge spiral downwards.
Answering questions about the performance of one year of Rao’s rule, he said, “In the entire 60 years of the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh, the debt burden on the people was Rs 60,000 crores, but in six years of Rao’s rule in the new state of Telangana, the debt burden on the people has reached Rs 3 lakh crores.
He alleged that though Rao inherited a revenue surplus state, he made Telangana a permanently debt-ridden state with his indiscriminate borrowings through Mission Bhagiratha Corporation and also setting up the corporations for the Kaleshwaram and Palamuru-Ranga Reddy Lift Irrigation projects.
When this correspondent questioned Congress’ plans to expose the alleged failures of the ruling party, the TPCC president said the Congress will take the promises of Rao to the people and will definitely question Rao on why he had not waived the Rs 1 lakh loan of farmers, why he was not giving fee reimbursements, why he is not taking up recruitments to give job to the jobless, where are the double bedroom houses to the eligible families.
He said the Congress will certainly question Rao on why he is not giving three acres agricultural land to the landless SCs and STs.
He said, “It is unfortunate that Rao’s administration is not in a position to conduct the examinations of Intermediate students properly.
The fiasco took away lives of around 30 students and it is pathetic that it has also failed in handling the RTC strike and claimed the lives of another 30 RTC employees.”...