On Monday, the chief minister of Telangana K. Chandrasekhar Rao declared that the TRS would enter national politics under the slogan ‘BJP Mukt Bharat’, drawing inspiration from the separate statehood movement while promising free power to farmers across the nation following the formation for a non-BJP government in the coming parliament elections. KCR said that the TRS would enter national politics to implement the Telangana model development and growth throughout the country.
KCR, at a public meeting, questioned prime minister Narendra Modi’s incapability to provide power to the agriculture sector worth Rs 1.45 lakh. He claimed that Modi and his ministers had waived Rs 12 lakh crore under the guise of non-performing assets. He further asked Modi, “You and your mistakes have given corporates Rs 12 lakh crores through NPAs. How come you are unable to provide Rs 1.45 crore to farmers. He pointed out that only 20.8% of the total electricity generated was being used for the agriculture sector. Of 83 crore acres of land available, 41 crore acres are cultivable and there were plenty of water sources.”
KCR took a dig out of Modi for selling assets of several public sector units and jeopardising the country’s future to benefit a few corporates. Modi wants to bring corporate entities inti the agricultural sector and farmers would soon become agricultural labourers on their own farmlands. KCR accused the BJP of instilling hatred in society and claimed that Modi was not interested in the nation’s growth and development but rather in retaining power through divisive politics. KCR said he need democratic, secular and progressive government at the Centre.
The chief minister granted Rs 100 crore for the Nizamabad Urban Assembly constituency and Rs 10 crore for each of the remaining 8 Assembly constituencies in the Nizamabad district. The minister for roads and buildings, V.Prashant Reddy was present, as were TRS MPs, MLAs, MLCs and others.