Union finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman. (PTI)
Hyderabad: With elections to Telangana state due next year, the BJP is trying to woo the electorate with liberal projects and initiatives as Union Budget allocations. Several promises made to the state are pending, including a turmeric board at Nizamabad.
In this context, the video conference of Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman assumes significance, said a BJP leader.
The Union Budget, which would be presented on February 1, is likely to bring cheer to the people of Telangana. As a run-up to the Budget, the finance minister sought the opinions of the state BJP leaders about the local expectations.
It is learnt that people of the state aspired for establishment of a tribal university, an Indian Institute of Management, National Institute of Design, and NISER institute.
Besides they have also brought to the notice of the Prime Minister that Telangana must be accorded priority while granting national highways and railway projects.
The integral coach factory at Kazipet has been kept in waiting for a long time. New train services are also likely to be introduced.
Party vice-president Manohar Reddy, secretary Prakash Reddy, Vasudev Reddy, and others participated.