Hyderabad: TRS working president KT Rama Rao slammed the BJP for step-motherly treatment with Telangana. In an open letter to home minister Amit Shah, who is holding a public meeting in Tukkugud on Saturday, KTR said the BJP has been spewing venom on the state for the past eight years.
KTR demanded answers to a host of issues. He said the BJP national leaders only tour the state once in a while in an attempt to spread hatred amongst the people. KTR posed 27 questions to Shah on the injustice being meted out to Telangana by the Centre. He asked Shah to answer them during his speech in the public meeting if he was really sincere towards Telangana.
He said BJP did not fulfill a single promise made with Telangana, unlike Gujarat. He stated that the BJP always insulted Telangana movement. "We will fight for the rights of the people of Telangana and demand our rightful share under the AP Reorganization Act", he said. KTR said the people of Telangana know the true colors of the BJP which has not done any good to Telangana. KTR warned the BJP against a "stepmotherly attitude" towards Telangana. He said people will give a befitting reply to these unfaithful leaders.
KTR questions Amit Shah demanding answers:
Does this not affect Prime Minister Modi, who earlier responded to the injustice done to a medical student during the admission process in Gujarat?
Why the Bayyaram Steel Plant was not allocated to Telangana despite promising the same in AP Reorganization Act?
Telangana has been the top investment destination for global firms. Yet, Telangana is not being given any industrial incentives. Why? Do you have an answer for it?
Is it not true that BJP washed their hands off when TRS leaders demanded a rail coach factory in Kazipet? But the Centre allocated a rail coach factory to Gujarat for `20 crore. Why this partiality towards Telangana?
Name one educational institution allocated to Telangana?
Reason for not giving industrial incentives to Telangana?
Is the cancellation of ITIR not a plot to halt the IT sector in Hyderabad?
After rejecting ITIR status to Telangana, can you name at least one program introduced by the BJP as an alternative option for the development of the IT sector?
What answers do you have for the youth of Telangana who lost opportunities in IT companies due to the rejection of ITIR?
Why are you not allocating new Software Technology Parks to Telangana whose IT sector is progressing at a rapid speed?
Not a single medical college was allocated to Telangana by the NDA government. Lakhs of students from the state are unable to pursue medical courses. Does this not affect Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who earlier responded to the injustice done to a medical student during the admission process in Gujarat?
Telangana has been the top investment destination for global firms. Yet, it is not being given any industrial incentives. Why? Do you have an answer for it?
Late union minister Sushma Swaraj made an election promise in 2014 to give national status to the Palamuru Rangareddy lift irrigation project. Even after eight years of governance, why didn't you fulfill the promise?
What answer do you have for the farmers of Palamuru and Rangareddy Districts who feel cheated by you for not allocating national status to the project? Instead, you have announced to give national status to Karnataka's Upper Bhadra project? This shows how partial BJP is towards Telangana farmers.
For the past eight years, why are you not referring to the Brijesh Kumar tribunal to resolve the issue of 575 TMC irrigation water which is the rightful share of Telangana? Instead, you have appointed the Krishna River management board which only further exploits the rightful share of water to Telangana.
Can you mention the number of funds allocated to Telangana in the past eight years, keeping aside the funds which the state receives constitutionally?
What do you want to say about ignoring the suggestions of NITI Aayog on allocating Rs 24,000 crores for projects such as Mission Kakatiya and Mission Bhagiratha in Telangana?
Isn't it the fact that you are troubling the citizens of Hyderabad by becoming a hurdle in the construction of skyways by not allocating defense lands to the state government?
Is it not true that you are allocating crores of funds for river rejuvenation projects in BJP-ruled states and not allotting even a penny to Musi River rejuvenation works?
"BJP government did not even release one rupee to the State Govt when Hyderabad saw major floods but allocated thousands of crores of rupees to Gujrat during similar floods
Why aren't you extending financial support to Hyderabad Pharma City?
Why no Defense Industrial Corridor to Telangana? Why move it to a State which has zero presence of defense factories, while Telangana houses major Aerospace and defense companies.
Not a single Mega power loom textile cluster was allocated to Telangana, despite Telangana leading the way for others in the textile sector. Any answers?
Why are you creating hurdles in paddy produced by farmers of Telangana?
Why didn't the BJP Govt allocate Turmeric Board to Nizamabad? Why did the BJP MP completely forget the promise made to the people of Nizamabad, even after writing it on a bond paper during the 2019 election?
CM KCR demanded the abolition of cess on petrol prices and reducing the prices. Will you make a statement on this during your visit to Telangana?
Union Minister Kishan Reddy stated that the World Health Organization's Traditional Medicine Center would be set up in Hyderabad. But it was moved to Gujarat. Why such discrimination towards Telangana?