Hyderabad: IT minister K.T. Rama Rao on Saturday said that people in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra were asking for the benefits that Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao was extending to farmers in the state.
He was speaking at a meeting where scores of ZPTCs, MPTC, sarpanches, councillors, ward members of other parties from Nalgonda district joined the Telangana Rashtra Samiti.
Mr Rama Rao said, “People in Maharashtra villages bordering Telangana state have submitted letters to our MPs and MLAs seeking merger with TS. Today I came to know that sarpanches of 40 villages in Maharashtra passed a unanimous resolution seeking merger and submitted it to their collectors and RDOs. Villagers say they are getting nothing from the Maharashtra government while farmers in TS are getting 24x7 free power supply, Rs 8,000 per acre per year, Rs 5 lakh free life insurance among others.”
He said the party was getting representations from farmers in some areas in AP requesting the TRS to start a unit there and promise all the sops being implemented in TS. “They are offering to contest on behalf of the TRS and are confident of winning. This shows how the TRS government’s schemes designed and implemented by KCR are attracting others.”