BRS Working President IT Minister KT Ramarao lashed out at Prime Minister Modi and declared that the PM’s speech at Warangal was a bundle of lies. KTR said that instead of saying what the BJP-led Central Government has done for Telangana in the last nine years, the PM’s speech focused only on criticising the BRS government. “The people of Telangana will reject the BJP due to the injustices done to the State in the last nine years,” KTR said.
He said that providing a railway repair shop in the place of the Kazipet Coach Factory is an insult to the people of Telangana. He said that ignoring the demand for the Kazipet Coach Factory, the Modi government sanctioned a Rs 20,000 crore worth locomotive factory in Gujarat.
“The people of Telangana are watching the biased attitude of the Prime Minister in fulfilling pending promises. The people will teach a befitting lesson to the BJP at the right time,” KTR said.
Responding to the PM’s allegations on recruitments to TS government service KTR said, “The irony is that while the Telangana government filled around 1,20,000 government posts, the Centre failed to fill 16 lakh vacancies in Central service and privatised PSUs.”
KTR said that Telangana’s youth will never forgive Modi for scrapping the ITIR project.
He said that it would have been apt if Modi responded to the Bills pending with Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundarrajan. “Before preaching to the BRS government, the Prime Minister should first fill vacancies in Central universities,” KTR said.
He reminded the Prime Minister that unlike any other State, the Telangana government spent Rs 1.25 lakh on every student studying in Gurukul educational institutions.
KTR took a jibe at the PM saying that one should have a lot of guts to speak lies like Modi. He demanded to know the status of the Prime Minister’s assurances to double farmers’ income.
KTR said that it was inappropriate for the Prime Minister to speak about the agriculture sector as he introduced harmful farm laws that led to the deaths of 700 farmers.
He said that Modi should know that Telangana had become a role model by leading in all indicators including food grain production, increased cultivation area, ushering in a revolution in irrigation, and introducing welfare schemes for farmers.
He demanded to know why a decision to waive farmers’ loans was not taken despite having an opportunity to do so, especially after the Centre wrote off loans amounting to Rs 12,500 billion for its private corporate cronies.
Although the Telangana government was ready to establish the Tribal University, the Centre blocked it depriving thousands of tribal youth of higher education opportunities, KTR said.
Reacting to Modi’s statements about family rule and corruption, he said that hereditary politics can be seen in BJP-ruled States and in Modi’s Cabinet too.
KTR said that the BRS leadership considers Telangana as a family and all the people of the State are part of that family.
Brushing aside the Prime Minister’s statement that Central agencies will probe the state government’s corruption, KTR said that they have nothing to fear from the Centre and that the BRS government does not fear such threats.
KTR said the State government will work for Telangana’s development and realise the hopes of its people.