Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday while addressing a press Conference at Pragathi Bhavan called the Congress the “Number one villain of Telangana State”. He compared the Congress to a devil which had engulfed Telangana.
The Congress had filed a total of 196 cases since the bifurcation, with the intent of hindering the development of the state, he said. He further said that Pandit Nehru, during his tenure as PM, had merged Telangana with Andhra, against the wishes of the people of Telangana and the recommendations of the Fasal Ali Commission, Deccan Chronicle reports.
KCR also accused the UPA government of delaying the formation of Telangana, which caused hundreds of people to commit suicide.
“The UPA did not create Telangana state out of love for people of Telangana. It did so out of compulsion, and in order to gain political mileage ahead of the 2014 elections, the Congress approved the formation of Telangana at the last minute. Out of anger and frustration, it is now obstructing development by protesting every scheme and programme undertaken by the government,” he said.
While speaking of drinking water and electricity, he said: “They are not leaving even tribunals like NGT to stop development projects in Hyderabad or construction of Bhadradri, Yadadri thermal power stations. They don’t want us to give people drinking water, water for irrigation, electricity, flyovers, and roads. Is this a national party? They are obstructing all development programmes to serve their selfish political interests. They fear that they will vanish from Telangana if these programmes are successfully implemented.”
The Chief Minister announced that he would soon take up a statewide tour in which he would visit irrigation projects and districts and expose the Congress’ misdeeds.