Interacting with media persons at Assembly lobbies here today, KTR asserted that the State government was not only keeping all its manifesto promises but also implementing many other welfare schemes. The schemes introduced by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had created confidence among people, who will support the TRS to retain power in 2019 elections, he said. However, he slammed the BJP for staging protest on providing reservations to Muslims minorities.
KTR flayed that the BJP was trying to create controversy on reservations only for politics. According to Sachar Committee, the government plans to provide reservations to Muslims based on backwardness and not on religion or community basis, he clarified. Since the State has 90 per cent of backward people, reservations should be proportionate and steps needed for it, he said. He also said the Centre should offer it a chance to increase BC reservations on the lines of Tamil Nadu offering 69 per cent, he said.
As former Chief Minister NT Rama Rao had said Centre is void and of no use, if it failed to protect the interests of the States which contribute major share of income in terms of taxes, the IT Minister said. He also slammed the Congress member Komatireddy Venkat Reddy and other Opposition leaders for coming in the way of irrigation projects and developmental works in Telangana State.
Congress senior leader T Jeevan Reddy admitted to have filed wrong cases against the irrigation projects whose works are getting delayed. He said the budget session could conduct meaningful debate in 21 years on various heads and issues. Though KCR appreciates good works of the previous regime, the Congress leaders are not able to digest development in Telangana now, he added.
Referring to BJP victory in Uttar Pradesh elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has enhanced his image, he said and alleged that the BJP was adopting dual standards on reservations, which was not correct. The States should have the power to take key decisions on such issues to protect the interests of the people, he said and exuded confidence that Assembly segments will be increased by the Centre through delimitation process. The State Government was committed to the welfare of poor among Brahmins for whom a Parishat was formed, he said.