TRS to mark Sankranti with KCR, KTR kites across Telangana
Deccan Chronicle.| dc correspondent
TRS MLAs and party leaders have placed orders for thousands of kites having images of Chandrashekar Rao and Rama Rao
Rangoli competitions, essay writing competitions etc were held on Rythu Bandhu for the past one week to celebrate the occasion in all the 119 Assembly constituencies. (Representational Image/ DC)
Hyderabad: The stage is set for the sky to be dotted with kites across Telangana displaying colourful images of Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao, IT minister K.T. Rama Rao and Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) government's welfare schemes on Sankranti. TRS MLAs and party leaders have placed orders for thousands of kites having images of Chandrashekar Rao and Rama Rao.
MLAs and party workers will fly these kites in all major junctions in the city and districts on January 14 and 15 as part of Rythu Bandhu celebrations being carried out by the TRS across the state. The TRS leadership has given a call to the party's rank and file to celebrate Rythu Bandhu until Sankranti on January 15 to mark the milestone of Rythu Bandhu financial assistance to farmers reaching Rs 50,000 crore on January 10.
Rangoli competitions, essay writing competitions etc were held on Rythu Bandhu for the past one week to celebrate the occasion in all the 119 Assembly constituencies. They now want to conclude the celebrations by flying kites to thank the Chief Minister and his son for implementing Rythu Bandhu without any interruption since May 2018 despite financial constraints due to Covid since March 2020.
Ministers from Hyderabad and surrounding districts, Talasani Srinivas Yadav, Mohd Mahmood Ali, Sabitha Indra Reddy and Ch Malla Reddy are organising special programmes to fly TRS kites on January 14 and 15. TRS Jubilee Hills MLA Maganti Gopinath placed an order for 30,000 TRS kites with images of Chandrashekar Rao and Rama Rao.
Speaking to this newspaper, Gopinath said, "Our party leaders and workers will fly kites at all major junctions in the city to celebrate Sankranti. Public address systems will be set up at all the major junctions which will play songs on the achievements of the TRS government over the past seven years besides thanking the Chief Minister for implementing schemes such as Rythu Bandhu, Rythu Bima, Aasara pensions etc."
Besides the images of the two ministers, the kites will also flash the TRS government's flagship programmes such as Kaleshwaram project, Mission Bhagiratha, 2BHK housing scheme, Mission Kakatiya, Palle Pragathi, Pattana Pragathi and achievements of the TRS government in agriculture, irrigation and social sectors.
TRS leaders feel that the Sankranti celebrations in this manner will also help them to create awareness among the people of the achievements of the TRS government over the past seven years and counter Opposition's criticism against Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao and TRS.