Hyderabad: Would it be possible for the four parties of the Congress-led grand alliance that are speaking in four voices now to come to an understanding if the alliance comes to power, and formulate a common minimum programme as they have promised the people?
The CPI has announced Rs 25 lakh compensation and a house for each martyr’s family, the TJS has promised a pension to each martyr’s family and the TD had announced that it will give Rs 10 lakh compensation and a house and job to each such family.
The Congress also promised a payment of Rs 10 lakh to the families of those who had lost their lives during the second phase of the struggle for a separate statehood, and pension to their eligible family members.
Though the Congress had announced that it would chalk out a common minimum agenda in consultation with its allies, TJS chairman Professor Kodandaram in his recent interactions with the media admitted that it would not be such an easy task.
Telangana TD president, L Ramana, when releasing his party’s manifesto, was cautious enough to say this was not the party manifesto, but the party’s policy paper.