CM Revanth alleges BRS, BJP have joined hands to pull down Congress government in Telangana

Launching the Indiramma Housing Scheme, Revanth Reddy said that government would construct 4.5 lakh Indiramma houses costing ₹22,500 crore

ByRaj Rayasam

Published Mar 11, 2024 | 11:56 PMUpdatedMar 12, 2024 | 1:15 AM

Telangana government leaders, including Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy, present Indiramma House pattas to women on Monday, 11 March, 2024.

Telangana Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy on Monday, 11 March, alleged that the BJP and the BRS were plotting to pull down his government by working in tandem.

Speaking at Praja Deevena, a political rally organised at Manuguru in the erstwhile Khammam district, the chief minister said that BJP leader K Laxman had been saying that the Congress government would collapse after the Lok Sabha elections.

“How can you (Laxman) form your government with eight MLAs? This indicates that you are conspiring to overthrow the Congress government. That is the reason BRS MLAs are calling on me and assuring that Indiramma Rajyam in the state will serve its full term,” said Revanth Reddy.

He warned BRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao that if the Congress opened its doors, no one would remain in the regional party’s camp other than him and his family members.

“All of them will come and join the Congress. But we do not want to do it as we want to uphold values in politics,” he said.

Revanth, however, also said that if either party tried to pull down the Congress government, he would not watch it helplessly.

“We will go to any extent to foil your attempts. Don’t provoke us unnecessarily. You will have to pay a heavy price,” he said, adding that the party workers would trample everyone who dared to resort to any misadventure.

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‘You are smart’

Meanwhile, Revanth Reddy also appealed to the people to elect former MP Balaram Naik from the Mahabubabad Lok Sabha constituency.

He complimented the people of the Khammam district for their political sagacity.

“You were smart. You did not let the BRS pull the wool over your eyes. You reposed faith in the Congress. We will live up to your expectations,” he said.

The chief minister said that the father-son-daughter trio — referring to KCR, KT Rama Rao, and K Kavitha — was feeling envious of him taking up the right programmes for the people.

“They are asking me to implement the guarantees even though we have not yet completed 100 days, forgetting the fact they did not implement the promises they made during the last 10 years,” he said.

He described KCR and KTR as “dacoits” who had robbed the state. “In the name of taking up major projects, you robbed the people of thousands of crores, and now Khammam does not even have drinking water,” he said.

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Revanth alleges BJP-BRS tie-up 

The chief minister said that the BRS and the BJP were trying to forge an understanding in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections to defeat the Congress.

It was as clear as daylight from the candidates they had so far announced for Lok Sabha seats that they were in league with each other.

He said that the BRS had not yet announced candidates for nine seats where the BJP had come out with the names of its contestants.

The BJP had not announced the candidates for four seats for which the BRS has announced its candidates, he said.

In Badrachalam, while launching the Indiramma Housing Scheme, the chief minister said that the government would construct 4.5 lakh Indiramma houses by spending a whopping ₹22,500 crore.

The chief minister announced that 3,500 Indiramma Houses had been sanctioned for each Assembly constituency.

The chief minister launched the Indiramma Houses scheme at the Agricultural Market Committee Ground after performing puja at the Lord Sri Sitarama Chandraswamy Temple earlier in the day

Speaking on the occasion, he said that he was launching the Indiramma Housing scheme in Badrachalam to invoke the blessings of Lord Rama divine blessings.

He described Indiramma Houses as a long-cherished dream of the poor people and the self-respect of every Dalit, tribal, minority, and person from the weaker sections of society.

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On affordable housing

Revanth also utilised the opportunity to slam former chief minister KCR for taking the people for a ride by promising double-bedroom houses ahead of the 2014 and 2018 Assembly elections.

The people of Telangana, having realised that KCR had betrayed them, buried the party for good in the recent Assembly elections and gave a massive for ‘Indiramma Rajyam.”

The chief minister challenged KCR to seek votes in the villages where double-bedroom houses were built and the Congress will make a similar plea to vote for it in the villages where Indiramma houses are being allotted to know who is speaking the truth.

He also took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making promises ad infinitum.

The chief minister said that BJP leaders G Kishan Reddy, K Laxman, and E Rajender should disclose the details of the houses built under the Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana.

The BJP leaders could seek votes in places where the Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana houses were built to know where they stand, he said.

Revanth hit out at Modi for not implementing his promise of doubling farmers’ income, flushing out black money from Swiss Bank accounts, and depositing ₹15 lakh in each citizen’s bank account. There was no end to his promises which lay broken now, said the Congress leader.

Revanth also said that the Congress had been maintaining cordial relations with the people of Khammam for decades. Despite having differences, the CPI and the government were striving for Khammam’s development with the help of CPI MLA K Sambasiva Rao.

The chief minister said that minister Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy, MLA Venkatarao, and former MLA Podem Veeraiah requested the return of the five villages merged with Andhra Pradesh to Badrachalam.

Minister Thummala Nageswara Rao sought help for the development of Lord Rama temple.

The government decided to construct a retaining wall to protect Badrachalam from submergence in times of flood by sanctioning ₹500 crore, noted the chief minister.

He also presented Indiramma House pattas to the women of Pinapaka, Aswaraopet, Kothagudem, Badrachalam, and Illendu constituencies.

(Edited by Arkadev Ghoshal)