Vote BRS for Bright' Telangana, Says KCR

CM says Congress pushed state to famine

KHAMMAM, WARANGAL: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao, seeking a vote for the BRS to establish an ‘Ujjwala Telangana’, slammed the Congress “which ruled for more than 50 years” for driving Telangana into famine without supplying water and power.

Addressing Praja Ashirwada Sabhas in Aswaraopet and Pinaka Assembly segments of Khammam, and Narsampet Assembly segment of Warangal on Monday, Rao criticised Congress leaders for talking negatively about the 24-hour power supply, Rythu Bandhu and Dharani portal.

Rao, citing an admission by Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister D.K. Shivakumar that they were only providing five hours of power to the farming sector in their state, said: “Farmers generally use 3 or 5 HP motors, but Congress leaders advised farmers to use 10 HP motors so that they can cut power supply to three hours.”

Although he did not name the Congress leaders, Uttam Kumar Reddy had previously found fault with Rythu Bandhu and Rythu Bhima schemes, while Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka and Rahul Gandhi had said they would throw the Dharani portal into the Bay of Bengal.

“Even in the BJP-ruled state of Uttar Pradesh, where the Ganga River is flowing, the BJP government is not supplying drinking water to every household. In Gujarat, from where the Prime Minister Narendra Modi hails, the BJP is not supplying 24 hours of power to the farming sector,” Rao said.

He said that enormous development took place under the BRS rule in Khammam district, pointing out that the completion of the Seetarama project will end water shortage woes in 10 constituencies of the erstwhile Khammam district.

Rao also promised to construct ‘Karakattalu’ on both sides of the Godavari River at a cost of Rs 1,000 crore to prevent areas in Bhadrachalam from being submerged during floods, along with implementing the Dalit Bandhu as a pilot project in the Pinapaka Assembly segment.

Changing tack again, Rao said: “It is learnt that Y.S. Sharmila is determined to defeat Narsampet BRS candidate Peddi Sudharshan Reddy in the coming Assembly elections and is making a conspiracy by sending money bags to the Congress candidate.”

Listing out developmental works undertaken by BRS candidate Sudharshan Reddy, Rao said: “Around 1.34 lakh acres of land were brought into cultivation in the Narsampet constituency and farmers are able to cultivate two crops under the Pakala ayukut with supply of Godavari water. Because of Sudharshan Reddy, a medical college was sanctioned for Narsampet and very soon, a ring road will be constructed around the Narsampet town.”

“People should decide whether they want three hours of power supply or 24 hours, whether they want continuous supply of water for both drinking and irrigation needs or face problems with famine and acute shortage of water, whether they want Rythu Bandhu or not,” Rao said, appealing to people to study about histories of the parties in regards to works undertaken.

“They should be very cautious before they cast their vote which will decide not only their future but also the future of the state and dreams of a ‘Ujjwala Telangana’,” Rao said.

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