Probe Into Corruption by BRS After BJP Wins: Shah

Hyderabad: Union home minister Amit Shah categorically stated that the people had decided to usher in change and vote out Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao. He appealed to the people to give the BJP a chance. “The BJP will not have any truck with the BRS,” he promised.

Shah, speaking to the media here on Saturday, reiterated that a probe into the corruption of the BRS government would be held after the polls, once the BJP comes to power. “Inquiries cannot happen based on the election calendar,” he said.

Shah, who addressed an election meeting and road shows later, said, “These elections are very important for Telangana as they will give direction to the state. Formed after a long and arduous struggle, self respect and people’s welfare were at the centre of the agenda. The state has now been left debt-ridden and youth are jobless and desperate and people are worried about the future of the state.”

He said that the failure to give Dalit Bandhu benefits and distribute double bedrooms, coupled with corruption in Mission Bhagirathi, Outer Ring Road lease, Kaleshwaram as well as the liquor scam and the granite scam were now on the minds of the people.

The promised one lakh jobs have evaded the youth and even the dole of '3,016 per unemployed person was not given. The promise to provide education from KG to PG free was a colossal failure, he said.

The failure to waive Rs 1 lakh farm loan and opening a super speciality hospital in every district count among the remiss. The BJP on the contrary has fulfilled all its promises since the days of the Jan Sangh, he said.

Explaining the promises of the BJP, Shah said, “The Centre is providing gas cylinders to 12.5 lakh families, built roads over 12,000 km. The BRS appeases some sections of the people and does not celebrate Liberation Day and has given four per cent reservation based on religion.”

“We will abolish it and give it to the SC, ST and OBC communities. We will give an MSP of '3,010 for paddy and buy even parboiled rice, unlike the BRS government. We will reduce VAT unlike the in Congress states and bring down petroleum prices,” Shah explained.

A vote for the AIMIM would only benefit the BRS and a vote for the Congress would result in its legislators switching over the BRS. “The BRS, AIMIM and the Congress are 2G, 3G and 4G parties as they keep power within the family. Only the BJP can bring change and fulfill the aspirations of the people,” he said.

Answering a query, Shah said the BJP would not object to the release of Rythu Bandhu funds.

Listing out the funds delivered to the state by the Centre, Shah said, “While the UPA government had given '2 lakh crore to the united state between 2004 and 2014, the NDA government has given '2.5 lakh crore. Tribal university and National Turmeric Board will be established.”

“Unlike KCR who did not keep his word to make a Dalit the Chief Minister, the BJP will make a leader from the Backward Classes communities the CM. I appeal to the people to give the BJP a chance.”

He said that riots don’t occur in the BJP-ruled states “as we don’t appease in the name of religion and deliver benefits equally to all religions.”

Speaking at an election meeting in Kollapur, Shah said, “The BJP government will build a processing unit and ensure that the mangoes produced in Kollapur reach European markets. The Siddeswaram bridge in Somasila will be constructed in a time-bound manner,” and added that justice would be done to the Valmiki Boya and Madasi Kuruwa communities.

Shah later held road shows in Khairatabad, Patancheru and Munugode. In Khairatabad he campaigned in support of BJP candidate Chintala Ramachandra Reddy, and activists of the Madiga Reservation Porata Samiti participated with their flags.

Shah’s remarks on celebrating the Telangana Liberation Day on September 17 were received with enthusiasm. Shah also addressed a street corner meeting in Munugode to a jampacked crowd in support of party candidate Chalamalla Krishna Reddy.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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