MORTHAD: Praja Rajyam Party (PRP), if voted to power, would pass a resolution in the Assembly for carving separate Telangana State, promised its president Chiranjeevi.
He accused the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) of deceiving the Telangana people by joining hands with parties which favoured unified State.
Reminding that in 2003, TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao dubbed TDP president and then chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu as a big robber and dictator; and his ministers as small robbers, Chiranjeevi said on what basis he had now joined hands with him (Naidu). He said that all sections of people in Telangana were against Chandrasekhar Rao’s move.
He wrapped up his four-day Praja Ankita Yatra in the district Wednesday by addressing road shows at Kisan Nagar, Wadgal, Anksapur, Bimgal, Sirikonda, Darpally, Indalvai and Yellareddypet.
At Kisanpur, he called a farmer and a women called Laxmi on to his campaign vehicle and asked them about their problems. While the farmer said that the district was bereft of irrigation water due to the construction of Babhali project, Laxmi demanded reduction in prices of essential commodities.
Speaking at several places, Chiranjeevi said that though the State was producing about 20 million tonnes of paddy every year the price of rice was not coming down and blamed the middlemen for the spiraling prices.
Even though the crude oil rates in the international market has came down considerably, the Centre was reluctant to reduce oil prices, the PRP chief alleged.
Accusing the Chief Minister of giving hundreds of crores of rupees to the party high command to fight elections in other States, he criticised the chief minister for being unable to secure more support price for paddy.
Development of Kadapa district didn’t mean development of the State, the PRP chief said and questioned the Government why the Telangana university was sanctioned only Rs 20 crore as against Rs 220 crore sanctioned to the Yogi Vemana University in Kadapa.
He said that, if voted to power, he would establish small scale industries in the State to generate employment opportunities to the youth.
Speaking to media at Balkonda, Chiranjeevi stated that his party would soon take up agitations on people’s problems. He said no poll survey can capture the silent revolution going in the State.
Dubbing Kesineni Nani as a covert, Chiranjeevi said there was no need to reply to his allegations. He exuded confidence that the PRP would win 230 seats in ensuing Assembly elections.
He said that their main opponent in the Telangana wasCongress and not the Grand Alliance.