KTR addresses party leaders via teleconference, urges them to serve people round-the-clock

He wanted them to focus on farmers, on works that are yet to be grounded, and also urged them to expose the step-motherly attitude of BJP.

ByRaj Rayasam

Published Mar 20, 2023 | 10:26 PMUpdatedMar 20, 2023 | 10:26 PM

In a statement, KTR slammed Modi for his recent comments against the BRS government. (Twitter)

Municipal Administration Minister and BRS Working President KT Rama Rao (KTR) on Monday, 20 March, addressed party leaders, MLAs and other people’s representatives, and urged them to visit the farmers affected by the recent hailstorms and reassure them that the government would stand by them.

The minister — who was away in Delhi to be with his sister and BRS MLC K Kavitha on the day she was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate ED a second time — spoke to party functionaries across the state over teleconference, on the need for them to be in the midst of farmers.

He reminded them that in several districts, crops had been damaged severely. He asked the officials of the agriculture department to act proactively and interact with farmers to know the extent of the damage done to their crops.

He also asked them to expose the BJP’s step-motherly attitude towards Telangana.

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Serving the people 

He wanted the people’s representatives to ensure that the roads that were in unmotorable condition are repaired by goading the Panchayat Raj department officials into action.

The minister added that the state government would clear the bills pending with it for the work done in villages under the Palle Pragati and Pattana Pragati programmes.

He wanted them to focus more on the works that are yet to be grounded. He said that bills were pending with the government as the Centre had not yet released ₹1,300 crore payable to the state under MGNREGA.

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Expose the BJP: KTR

The minister, reiterating that the MLAs should know that their place was in the midst of the people in their constituencies, added that they should fan out and be available to them around-the-clock.

He wanted them to be active in organising “athmeeya sammelanams”, a euphemistic term for community conclaves to prepare them for the next elections. The leaders should utilise these meetings to explain to them what the government was doing for them in detail.

He also wanted them to strip the BJP of its hypocritical veil and expose its step-motherly attitude towards the state in regard to the release of funds for various projects. He wanted the party workers to expose the BJP on every occasion so that the people would know the real face of the saffron party.

He also referred to how the Centre had kept in cold storage the proposals for various projects.