Jobs, welfare of the poor should be priority, not caste or religion: KTR takes on BJP

Addressing a public meeting in Khammam, KTR also struck at Congress.

Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao on Saturday June 11 asked how many raids by the Directorate of Law Enforcement (ED), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Income Tax Department (IT) have taken place against BJP leaders or their relatives in the past eight years. of NDA rule in the Union government and attacked the BJP for allegedly playing hate politics. “How many ED, IT & CBI raids on BJP leaders or their friends & relatives in the last 8 years?” he tweeted.

Addressing a public meeting in the city of Khammam on Saturday, KTR, who is also the son of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, referred to protests in several parts of the country on Friday over controversial remarks about the Prophet Muhammad by two officials of the BJP now suspended and asked who is responsible for the situation.

“After 75 years of independence in this country, which speaks in a way that triggers unnecessary arguments and makes one look at the other with doubt,” he said. Jobs and the welfare of the poor should be the priority in the country and not caste or religious disputes, he said. He said foreigners and investors are asking why India is lagging behind while China, which is slightly more populous, is moving forward.

India and China had the same economic situation 35 years ago, but China has grown almost six times faster than India, he said. The reason is caste and religion related issues in the country, he said. He denounced the state’s BJP chairman and MP for Karimnagar (MP) Bandi Sanjay Kumar, without naming him, for allegedly playing cheap politics in the name of religion. Saying that many ‘political tourists’ come to Telangana from Delhi and talk about funds ‘donated’ to the state, KTR said the people of Telangana have paid more than 3.65 lakh crore rupees in taxes to the Union government for the past eight years, they only got Rs 1.65 lakh crore.

He said he would not say that Telangana should get every paisa back from the Union government, but such claims about giving funds to Telangana are not appropriate. It is a matter of pride that Telangana has contributed to the nation, he said. Referring to Rahul Gandhi’s recent public meeting in Warangal, KTR said Congress was looking for a chance to rule the state, but the party had many chances in the past.

Having failed to address clean water, irrigation, electricity and other issues in its 50-year rule, Congress looking for a chance now cannot be believed, he said. . KTR, which has been involved in various development activities in Khammam, spoke at length about the progress made under the TRS regime.

The TRS and the BJP have been engaged in a bitter war of words for several months now as they prepare for the Legislative Assembly elections next year.

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