Even as Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is busy making accusations against the Union government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), his son and Telangana IT and industries minister KT Rama Rao join his father by making a direct attack on Modi government. He said that the Union government was give step-motherly treatment to Telangana and that the state has grown without the support from centre.
KTR slammed at the Modi government for not responding to the state’s pleas seeking support for mega industrial parks such as Pharma City, proposed on 18,000 acres near Hyderabad, and Kakatiya Textile Park, launched on 1,200 acres in Warangal. He said the centre has not sanctioned any economic or educational project of national importance to the state since its formation.
“There has been no response from the Union government when we proposed industrial corridors from Hyderabad to Bengaluru; Vijayawada; Nagpur and Warangal as well as for an Indian Institute of Management (IIM), National Institute of Design (NID), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), medical colleges and tribal university in Telangana,” the minister said.
He proudly said that the youngest state in the country has grown well despite lack of support from the Union government. The state is the fourth largest contributor to national economy, he mentioned and said, “If Modi government is really concerned about promoting ‘Make in India’ concept, it is important for them to support progressive state like Telangana.”
Addressing a gathering at Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) event, he pointed out the different initiatives of Telangana government; he said the TS-iPASS policy, which over seven years helped attract Rs 2.20 lakh crore investments, is to replicated by the centre as part of the emphasis on single window clearance. “Unfortunately, Modi government does not believe that a state like Telangana which has come up with many pioneering, progressive policies cannot also lead the country in important industrial initiatives,” he said.
Overall, KTR seems to have started his attack from corporate and business angle, while his father KCR is busy slamming the BJP and its politicians. At the end of the day, TRS and its leaders have now started feeling the pinch of BJP percolating into Telangana and has decided to take them head-on, will the momentum stay float or will KCR succumb to BJP pressure, we will have to wait and watch!
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