ADILABAD: BJP national president Amit Shah on Wednesday said the credit for his free entry without a passport into Adilabad district from Maharashtra will go to Adivasi leader Komuram Bheem who fought against the Razakars.
There is a every possibility of BJP opening its account this time from old Adilabad district. Political leaders are eager to claim the legacy of Kumaram Bheem. Congress national president Rahul Gandhi too in his speech at the Bhainsa meeting earlier in the week began by taking the name of Kumaram Bheem.
Mr Shah said the TRS government is creating a separate IT corridor and wants to give 12 per cent reservations to minorities, and the Congress, according to information provided by a news channel, has included in its manifesto reservation in contracts, separate hospitals and schools and recruitment of Urdu teachers. He deduced from this that other than minorities, no one will get teaching posts unless they learn Urdu, and the poor who are not Muslims will not get these benefits.
However, this is a lie. The BJP leaders keep harping on the TV and that is once quoted all over again. Mr Shah went on to describe the KCR government as one that ruled with false promises and he criticised Mr Rao and his government for not implementing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's welfare schemes because they were afraid this would make Mr Modi popular in the state.
He alleged that Mr Rao deliberately did not implement the Pradan Mantri Avas Yojana and so not a single house was constructed for the poor under this scheme in the state though 1.5 lakh houses were constructed in BJP-ruled Maharashtra.
The Pradan Mantri Ayushman Bharath Scheme that provides medical insurance of Rs 5 lakh to poor families has also not been implemented, though 3.5 lakh families have availed of the scheme in the country he said.
Adivasis, he said, have lost their 12 per cent reservation because Mr Rao's proposed 12 per cent reservation included reservation for Scheduled Tribes.
He dared Mr Rao to make a Dalit or Adivasi chief minister of the state if his party returned to power as he had promised when campaigning in the last election.
The BJP's bête noir Majlis-e-Ittihadul Muslimeen leader Akbaruddin Owaisi was once again targeted by Mr Shah. National general secretary P. Muralidhar Rao translated Mr Shah's speech....