KCR begins bus yatra, raises farmers plight to train guns on Congress for ‘misleading’ people

KCR said the Congress leaders are trying to overcome the Lok Sabha challenge by heaping abuses on him.

ByRaj Rayasam

Published Apr 25, 2024 | 7:38 AMUpdatedApr 25, 2024 | 7:38 AM

BRS chief K Chandshekar Rao addressing an election campaign rally at Miryalaguda on Wednesday. (X)

BRS supremo K Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday, 24 April, tore into the Congress, accusing the ruling party of taking the people for a ride with false and misleading promises.

KCR, who kicked off his bus yatra at Miryalaguda in the erstwhile Nalgonda district, said that the Congress leaders were trying to overcome the Lok Sabha challenge by heaping abuses on him since they had done nothing for the people after coming to power.

“They are even saying that they would send me to jail, but I am not afraid,” he said.

He termed it appalling to watch a minister advising that farmers should be slapped with footwear if they insisted on the rythu bandhu money.

The former chief minister recalled his earlier retort that the Congress leaders should remember that the farmers’ footwear, made of thicker leather, could cause unbearable pain if used.

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Elect BRS to make Telangana heard

KCR claimed that the BRS alone could fight on behalf of the people in Parliament.

“Elect the BRS candidates so that they could make the voice of Telangana heard in the Lok Sabha,” he said and sought support for Kancharla Krishna Reddy, the party’s nominee for the Nalgonda Lok Sabha seat.

The BRS supremo said that during his 10-year rule, the farmers had no problems at all. But now they were reeling under the impact of drought and the inability of the Congress government to alleviate their sufferings.

KCR wondered why the government had turned incapable of governing the state.

“It is because of the incompetence of the government that the farmers were now worried about leading a comfortable life. Though the state’s irrigation minister is from the Nalgonda district, there is no use for farmers as he had not been able to address their problems,” he said.

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Continuing fight for water

The BRS supremo recalled that since the beginning, the farmers of Telangana had been fighting for water and it was unfortunate that they were forced to continue the fight even now.

The former chief minister said that since Andhra Pradesh was formed in 1956, the Congress had remained the tormentor of the people. Even now, Congress, by making impracticable and unrealistic promises grabbed power and was unable to implement them.

Even in the implementation of the six guarantees, the government has been floundering, he said.

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The Krishna conundrum

The former chief minister, raising the short-sightedness of the present government in letting the control of irrigation projects on the Krishna River go into the hands of the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB), said that it had put the state at the receiving end of the KRMB.

The Congress government had overnight turned agricultural lands that were fed by Nagarjuna Sagar into deserts. The Congress had betrayed the farmers’ trust by denying payment of the rythu bandhu money and not being able to manage Mission Bhagiratha either to ameliorate the drinking water problem in villages.

He said that if the people elected the BRS candidate, they would be able to force the government to implement the promises that they had made. “We need to win at least 10 to 12 Lok Sabha seats to wage an effective battle for the interests of Telangana in Parliament,” he said.

(Edited by Majnu Babu).