Vote for BJP if You Got Rs 15L, Vote for BRS if You Got Rythu Bandhu: KTR

ADILABAD: BRS working president K.T. Rama Rao, continuing his attack on the BJP on Wednesday, asked voters in a tongue-in-cheek remark to vote for the BJP in the next elections if they got Rs 15 lakh in their accounts, as promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in bringing back black money. Else, vote for the BRS if Rythu Bandhu aid was credited to accounts, he said.

Rama Rao, addressing a public meeting in Nirmal town after inaugurating developmental works, said that the BRS has not mixed religion and politics and helped the poor, irrespective of their religion. He urged the public to question the BJP over the black money issue and to teach a lesson to the national parties of BJP and Congress.

On the day, Rama Rao inaugurated the Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Lift Irrigation project (27th package of Kaleshwaram) at Gudempalli village in Dilawarpur mandal of Nirmal district. He also laid the foundation stone for a palm oil factory at Pakpatla in Soan mandal, besides other works.

Citing BRS’ welfare schemes of Rythu Bandhu, Kalyana Lakshmi, Rythu Bheema, irrigation projects, free 24-hour power, residential schools and Aasara pensions, among others, Rama Rao said that the BRS was not the B-team of the Congress or the BJP.

“We are the A-team for the people of Telangana and not slaves to the leaders of Gujarat. We will do politics with self-respect,” he said, in an attack aimed at the Prime Minister.

The IT minister, again, rubbished Narendra Modi’s claim that Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao wanted to make him the CM and approached Modi for the same. Terming the Prime Minister’s claims “rubbish”, Rama Rao urged the public to consider Modi’s speech and decide for themselves.

Turning his sights to the Congress, he said the grand old party was now only a corpse and that its leaders were trying to resuscitate it with its six guarantees. He ridiculed Congress leaders for seeking a chance to come to power.

“Some people were posting messages on Twitter and Facebook asking why there was no power supply for 10 minutes and questioning the 24-hour power supply, but the same people had never asked when there was no power supply for 10 hours during the Congress rule,” he said.

He cited an instance of people of Mukhra (K) village in Boath Assembly constituency making a '1 lakh contribution asking for him and Chandrashekar Rao to contest elections as an indication of public love and faith in the party.

“There was a time when people were hesitant to go to government hospitals and there was the song ‘Nenu Ranu Biddo Sarkaru Davakanaku’,” he said, adding that “now, people want to go to government hospitals to get better medical treatment and get KCT kits.”

He highlighted the recent launch of a 350-bed hospital attached to the Government Medical College with 100 doctors in Nirmal. “Even serious health problems are also treated there. Health and education improved a lot in the state in the past nine years,” he said.

Rama Rao also trained his guns at former state BJP chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar, questioning how he could refer to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “God” when he has increased the LPG cylinder price from Rs 400 in 2014 to Rs 1,250 at present.

Rama Rao also promised to implement the Nirmal town master plan after consulting with farmers and stakeholders, ensuring no damage is done to farmers.

He said they have sanctioned one new mandal for Nirmal and two for Mudhole, with demand for two more mandals under consideration.

Endowments minister Allola Indrakaran Reddy, Mudhole MLA Vittal Reddy, Adilabad MLA Jogu Ramanna, municipal chairman Gandrath Eshwar and senior leaders S. Venugopala Chary, Godam Nagesh, Lokbhuma Reddy and Ravinder Rao were present on the occasion.

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