‘Our activists will demolish walls of farmhouse’, Telangana CM Revanth Reddy fires warning at BRS

He blamed the BRS for the stagnant development of the state and the city remaining a non-starter for the last 10 years.

ByRaj Rayasam

Published Mar 10, 2024 | 9:00 AMUpdatedMar 10, 2024 | 9:00 AM

File photo of Revanth Reddy.

Telangana Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy issued a stern warning on Saturday, March 9, cautioning against any misadventures by the BRS that could threaten his government’s stability.

Speaking at the Praja Deevena public meeting in Medchal, the Chief Minister declared, “Does anyone have the guts to pull down our government? If anyone tries, our activists will demolish the walls of your farmhouse. Finally, not even one brick in the farmhouse will remain. Our people know how to bury your party for good.” He was referring to the BRS.

CM attacks the BRS

Revanth Reddy asserted that the BRS leaders seemed unable to accept his ascent to the Chief Minister’s position. “You were responsible for denying the Opposition party leader status to Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka in the second Telangana Assembly by engineering defections from the Congress. You are now upset that a person who came from a farmers’ family has become the Chief Minister,” he said.

He blamed the BRS for the stagnant development of the state and the city remaining a non-starter for the last 10 years. “The BRS had always quarrelled with the Centre. This has resulted in the Centre stopping support to the state. After we came to power, we are addressing all the issues one after the other,” he said.

Taking a swipe at BRS MLC K Kavitha’s remarks about job opportunities for women, the Chief Minister highlighted that 43 percent of the 30,000 jobs filled by the state government went to women. He challenged Kavitha to send her father to the Assembly and added, “I can even give the names of the women who got jobs.”

Revanth Reddy called on the BRS leaders to hang their heads in shame for protesting at Dharna Chowk, which they had closed during their own rule. He pointed out the irony of Kavitha advocating for women’s representation in the government despite KCR’s previous exclusion of women from his Cabinet.

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Warning issued

Turning his attention to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Revanth Reddy questioned the need for alliances with regional parties if Modi was confident of securing 400 Lok Sabha seats. He confidently predicted the end of Modi’s rule and the Congress taking over after the next election.

Earlier, the Chief Minister warned of expulsion from Hyderabad for those hindering the city’s development.

Speaking at the inauguration of the 194 crore Level-II flyover at Byramalguda in the LB Nagar Assembly segment, he cautioned those attempting to stall the metro expansion, emphasising that the state would resort to expulsion.

The Chief Minister said, “We were laying the foundation stone even as the Union government gave clearance for the metro rail project extension. However, it seems one person had approached the Union government, urging it to keep the clearances in abeyance. I am warning those, who resort to such acts, that the state would have to resort to expelling them from Hyderabad.”

“If you cannot develop the city, at least keep off from putting spokes in our efforts. If not, you will face externment,” he added.

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Development in Telangana

Referring to his days as an MP from Malakjgiri, Revanth Reddy said that he was in debt to them for electing him to the Lok Sabha in 2019 after he lost the Assembly election in Kodangal in erstwhile Mahabubnagar district. “The sapling that you have planted then has now grown to become the Chief Minister of the state,” he said.

Reddy said that the government is focused on the 50,000 crore Musi River Front project. “We will soon call tenders for the project and hold a public hearing. The state government is coming out with the Vibrant Telangana 2050 policy document,” he announced.

Earlier in the day, Deputy Chief Minister Mallu Batti Vikramarka, interacting with the media, said that the government had taken a policy decision not pay Rythu Bandhu money for hillocks, roads, and hills. The Deputy Chief Minister said that on 11 March, the state government would launch Indiramma Housing scheme. He recalled allocating 53,196 crore in the budget for welfare schemes.

He announced that the government would launch zero-interest loans to women on 12 March. He said the women groups would be encouraged to set up small businesses for self-reliance.