IT and Panchayat Raj Minister K T Rama Rao today lashed out at the Opposition parties for stalling Assembly proceedings during question hour.
Addressing the media at TRS Legislature Party office here, the minister accused the Opposition parties of indulging in cheap politics. He said Chief Minister KCR displayed restraint on Wednesday and abstained from “removing the skin” of the Opposition leaders on their misrule, he said. He also alleged that BJP leaders like Dr K Lakshman and G Kishen Reddy had failed to get funds from the Centre to Telangana State while its counterpart Andhra Pradesh was getting huge funds.
KTR pointed out that the Opposition got 6.23 hours to speak on farmers’ suicides issue while the ruling party spoke for 1.50 minutes, including Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao during his 105 minutes drawing out long-term and short-term plans to overcome the problem. “Despite our promise to take steps to waive off the crop loans, the Opposition was playing spoilsport”, he alleged. “The misery accumulated in 60 years of the Congress and Telugu Desam rule will not go in 15 months”, he maintained. The 15-month old TRS government could do something in power, irrigation and others, he claimed. These problems need some more time to solve and the government was prepared to address all the issues, KTR stated.
“We addressed power problem and will supply 9 hour power till next April. We stopped power-cuts and rising bills”, he said, adding that steps were being taken to complete the Water Grid project, de-silted 7,000 lakes under Mission Kakatiya and speedily completing irrigation projects. “The BJP can impress upon the NDA Government to release funds to the State. Prime Minister Narendra Modi should provide succor to help suicides’ victims. We have listed our programs and schemes of 15 months in the House”, he said. (NSS)