Former Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya has stated that the issue of recognising the Medaram Jatra as national jatara was under the consideration of centre.
Speaking to the media at BJP state office here on Sunday, Dattatreya said that Union Tribal Welfare Minister Juval Ora, National ST Commission chairman Nanda Kishore and few other central ministers would attend the Medaram Jatara. He informed that the central government would introduce the budget-2018 in the Parliament to be commenced from Monday onwards. He said that centre would allocate huge funds to poor, dalith and weaker sections in the budget and there was a chance that the centre would allocate huge funds to Telangana state.
Asking the Telangana Congress leaders to mount pressure on their central leadership to pass OBC Commission Bill in Rajya Sabha, he said otherwise the Congress would not have moral right to speak on BCs. He said that the centre released Rs.5,658 crore to the state government’s 24 hours-power supply scheme. He suggested to state government to review the field level situation but not confine the 24-hour power supply to a mere slogan.
Alleging that the state government was not implementing the Pradhanmantri Fasal Beema Yozana (PMFBY) Scheme properly in the state, Dattatreya said that the scheme’s fruits reached to only 15 percent of total beneficiaries. He asked the state government to extend help to the tenant farmers too. Finding fault with the state government for implementing IPC 506 and 507 sections, Dattatreya said that it was painful and it was nothing but suppressing the voice of the people.
He condemned the murder of Nalgonda Municipal Chairperson Boddupalli Laxmi’s husband Boddupalli Srinivas and asked the state government to initiate action to see that political murders would not take place in the state. He said that he will discuss with the Home Minister in this regard while meeting the latter. (NSS)