KCR promises ST quota hike to 12 per cent


kcr-slamsHyderabad: Stating that the present elections were most significant and important, the TRS President K Chandrasekhara Rao (KCR) on Friday urged the people not to get confused while exercising their franchise.

Speaking at an election campaign meeting organized at Kalvakurthi in the district, Chandrasekhara Rao said that their dream of separate Telangana state was materialized after 14 years of continuous
agitation. The Telangana agitators withstood the lathi charges and rubber bullets, and succeeded in brining the Telangana State, he added.

He exhorted the people to think twice as to under whose rule, Telangana would be safe. ‘We should write our own future. Present elections were most important in the context of reconstruction of Telangana’, he felt.

Making poll promises, Rao said that crop loans of the farmers to the tune of Rs 1 lakh would be waived, if TRS was voted to power. Pensions would be hiked to Rs 1,000 for old aged and widows;
handicapped pension would also be increased to Rs 1500. He also promised that pucca houses in 125 yards comprised of two-bed rooms, one hall and bath room would be extended to the homeless poor under housing schemes. The government would bear the full amount of construction cost and the beneficiaries need not repay the amount, he made it clear. The transport tax , which was imposed on auto rikshaws, would be abolished, he added.

The TRS supremo said that the amount of interest free loans, which were being extended to SHG women, would be increased Rs 10 lakhs. Making an effort to assure the tribals, Chandrasekhara Rao said that the quota to tribals would also be increased to 12 percent and the thandas would be recognized as gram panchayats.

Stating that Kalvakurthi constituency had witnessed no developed even though Jaipal Reddy was elected to Assembly from the constituency for four times, he assured that Kalvakurthi lift irrigation, Nettempadu and Bheema lift irrigation projects would be completed after the TRS coming to power in the State.

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