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Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay (File Photo)
Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay (File Photo)

Telangana: BJP flays KCR over his remark 'Centre was undermining federal spirit of Constitution'

ANI | Updated: Aug 17, 2022 06:30 IST

Jangaon (Telangana) [India], August 17 (ANI): Telangana Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Bandi Sanjay on Tuesday refuted allegations made by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao that the Centre was undermining the federal spirit of the Constitution.
Addressing a public meeting at Palakurthy in Jangaon district, Sanjay said, "What does KCR know about the federal spirit? In fact, whatever development Telangana has witnessed in the last eight years, it was only due to the funds released by the Centre."
The BJP state president said KCR had made the Telangana people "paupers". "He has not been paying salaries to the employees properly and imposed a debt burden of Rs 1.20 lakh on every person's head. Can he explain how many new ration cards and new pensions he had given to the people in the last eight years?" he asked.
Sanjay said Chief Minister KCR was trying to cover up his failures and hoodwinking the people by accusing the Centre of not doing anything to Telangana.
He said people are aware that KCR had not fulfilled many of his promises for various sections of people, including the unemployed youth, RTC workers and farmers, leading to a spate of suicides by these sections.
Stating that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had never opposed the implementation of welfare schemes for the poor, the BJP president alleged the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government had extended Rythu Bandhu to rich farmers, but not to the actual poor farmers. "If KCR has been from a rich family right from the beginning, why did he sell his land in Chintamadaka village to the SC Corporation?" he asked.
He alleged that KCR was always interested in coming to power by bribing voters. "In Dubbak, he paid Rs 10,000 per vote; in Huzurabad, his party paid Rs 20,000 per vote. Yet, the people had voted against the TRS and taught a lesson to him. Now, in Munugode, he is offering Rs 30,000 per vote," Sanjay said.
The Telangana BJP president came down heavily on the police and claimed that police forcibly shut down shops at Palakurthy in the wake of his padayatra. "Let the police commissioner give up his job and join the TRS for a post. If he has sincerity, he should talk about the police welfare," he criticised.
Sanjay alleged that the police had resorted to lathi-charge on innocents and dragged even women holding their hair, he said and warned the TRS leaders of dire consequences if such incidents were repeated.
Sanjay demanded an explanation from the Chief Minister why his government was not celebrating September 17 as the Telangana liberation day. He said the TRS government was trying to erase the history of Telangana and the sacrifices made by the people of the state. (ANI)