Hyderabad, Aug 8 (INN): Leader of Opposition in Telangana State Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir on Monday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s love for Dalits and Minorities as fake.
“The Prime Minister neither reacted on Rohit Vemula’s suicide nor did he act on Dadri incident when Akhlaq Hussain was lynched to death in the name of ‘Gau Raksha’. It was his silence that encouraged attacks on Dalits and Minorities. He indirectly supported the acts of violence and now shedding crocodile tears to hide his failures,” he said while addressing a press conference at Congress Legislature Party office.
The Congress leader alleged that Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao has completely failed to extract any benefit from the Centre for Telangana State. “Why KCR did not raised the issue of High Court bifurcation in Gajwel public meeting. As against the accusations made by TRS leaders in recent past of Centre ignoring Telangana State, KCR was all praise for Modi and his governance. Both Modi and KCR patted each other for doing nothing and cheated the people of Telangana,” he alleged. He also demanded the Chief Minister to release a White Paper on the funds released by the Centre for Telangana State.
Shabbir Ali also claimed that five out of six projects launched by the Prime Minister during his maiden visit to Telangana on Sunday were initiated by previous Congress regime. He said except for Kaloji Health University, all other projects were funded, launched or approved by the previous Congress Government. “Modi and KCR together enacted the launch drama to cheat the people of Telangana. By doing so, they tried to divert people’s attention from the real unfulfilled promises.
Giving documentary evidence, Shabbir Ali said that Mission Bhagaritha was originally Moulana Abdul Kalam Azad Sujala Sravanti and was initiated in 2008. Similarly, the 1200 MW Thermal Power Station of Singareni Collieries at Jaipur in Adilabad district got the first Environmental Clearance on October 28, 2009. The 1600 MW Thermal Power station of NTPC at Ramagundam was approved under the Andhra Pradesh Re-organization Act 2014 by UPA-2 Government.
Likewise, the revival of a Fertilizer Plant at Ramagundam was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in August 2011. The construction of new Broad-guage Railway line between Manoharabad and Kothapalli was a long pending issue. He said that the Prime Minister was silent on the long list of pending railway projects which includes Railway Coach Factory, Wagon Factory at Kazipet, Railway Division at Kazipet and construction of new railway lines.
He said the establishment of Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences at Warangal was not an achievement, but compulsion to re-affiliate Telangana’s medical colleges from Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences. “What is the status of Horticulture and Tribal Universities, which the Centre needs to establish as per AP Reorganisation Act? Why both Modi and KCR were silent on these universities?” he asked.
The Congress leader said that the Centre did not take any steps to establish an integrated steel plant in Khammam district, as provisioned in the AP Reorganisation Act. There has been no movement in the last 25 months to fulfill other promises made in the APRA. (INN)