Hyderabad: TRS MLC Karne Prabhakar on Sunday demanded that Union minister of state for home G. Kishan Reddy take back his statement about Central funds not being released to the Telangana state.
Addressing a press conference, in the TSR Legislature Party office, Mr Prabhakar said that Mr Reddy was making false allegations against the state government pertaining to the Metro Rail. The Union minister should know the facts before criticising the state government, he said.
Mr Prabhakar said that the Centre had released funds to Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) in accordance with the earlier agreement and not out of the kindness of Mr Kishan Reddy. As per the agreement, the Centre was to give Rs 1,200 crore to the state.
The TRS leader said that the Centre had released only 20 per cent funds to HMRL. “If Mr Kishan Reddy has any love and affection for Telangana state, he could try and secure the rest of the funds,” added Mr Prabhakar.
Mr Prabhakar also said that they were ready to felicitate Mr Kishan Reddy if he secured any prestigious project for the state. He dared Mr Kishan Reddy to get national status for the Kaleshwaram Project from the Centre “if he had the guts.”
With regard to Mr Kishan Reddy’s allegation that he was not invited for the inauguration of the third corridor of Metro Rail recently, he said the government did indeed follow protocol.
Mr Prabhakar said that BJP leaders were losing their credibility among the people by “speaking lies” regarding the Metro Rail....