• Congress will return to power in the next Assembly elections
• Shabbir Ali undertakes ‘Haath Se Haath Jodo’ padayatra in Kamareddy
Kamareddy (Telangana): Former Minister & ex-Leader of Opposition in Telangana Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir on Tuesday claimed that an anti-incumbency wave was brewing against BRS and BJP Govts among people and it would bring Congress party back to power in the next Assembly elections.
He was speaking to media persons at Congress district headquarters after participating in the ‘Haath Se Haath Jodo’ campaign in several areas of Kamareddy today. TPCC Mahila Congress President Sunitha Rao and many senior leaders also participated in the padayatra.
Shabbir Ali said that the ‘Haath Se Haath Jodo’ campaign has been receiving tremendous response across Telangana State. “The main intention of the ‘Haath Se Haath Jodo’ campaign was to carry the message of unity and brotherhood given by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi through his Bharat Jodo Yatra. When we started meeting people during door-to-door padayatra and had interactions, we observed that a huge anti-incumbency wave was brewing among them. They are not happy with the performance of both the BRS and BJP Govts,” he said.
The Congress leader said that the BRS Govt completely failed to fulfill the aspirations of the people of Telangana. “None of the promises made to the people by Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao in either 2014 or 2018 were fulfilled. The implementation of the welfare scheme was only symbolic. However, using unethical marketing tactics, it was highlighted as if Telangana has emerged as a model State,” he said.
Citing examples, Shabbir Ali said that about 40 lakh people in Telangana, including nearly 24-25 lakh qualified youth registered with the Telangana Public Service Commission (TSPSC), were jobless. Instead of taking measures to tackle the problem of unemployment, KCR Govt is creating hype about filling 1.30 lakh vacancies despite the fact more than 1 lakh posts are still vacant. “KCR had promised in the 2018 elections that his government will give an unemployment allowance of Rs. 3,016 per month to all jobless youth. He did not honour the promise and today he is afraid of even seeking the applications as he knows that at least 25-30 lakh jobless youth will apply exposing his claims on job creation,” he said.
Shabbir Ali said as against the requirement of nearly 23 lakh housing units for the poor, the BRS Govt did not hand over even one lakh double bed room houses among beneficiaries. Telangana’s spending on health and education was extremely low although BRS Govt is trying to create hype around ‘Basti Dawakhanas’. He said the BRS Govt did not start anything new but only renamed the Prime Health Centres established by previous Congress regimes. The same strategy was adopted for the drinking water scheme. More than 90% of Telangana areas had access to safe drinking water through taps at the time of its formation. However, the BRS Govt applied a new paint to the tanks and reservoirs constructed by previous Congress regimes and named them as ‘Mission Bhagiratha’.
The Congress leader said that people have realised that both BRS and BJP were cheating them with fake promises, false claims and misleading slogans. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CM KCR have ruined the prospects of future generations by borrowing huge loans. While Modi Govt borrowed over Rs. 80 lakh crore, KCR Govt pushed Telangana into debts of over Rs. 5 lakh crore in the last eight years, he said.
Further, he said both PM Modi and CM KCR showed these loans as ‘income’ to show inflated figures of growth. “As pointed out by Rahul Gandhi Ji, BJP Govt followed the policy of ‘Hum Do (PM Modi – Amit Shah) helped Hamare Do (Adani & Ambani)’ to handover the country’s resources into the hands of a few industrialists. Similarly, except for the KCR family and their close associates, no section of the society benefited after the formation of Telangana,” he said.
“During our interaction, we found that people were vexed with the BRS and BJP for the rising inflation and unemployment. They want the prices of cooking gas and essential commodities to be reduced. They want jobs, housing, health facilities, and access to other facilities. They are not interested in the rhetorics of either PM Modi or CM KCR,” he said.
Shabbir Ali said that the ‘Haath Se Haath Jodo’ campaign has enabled Congress leaders and workers to understand the immediate needs of the people. He said that the Congress party, if voted to power in the next elections would provide a cooking gas cylinder for Rs. 500 as it is being done in Congress-ruled Rajasthan. Similarly, crop loans up to Rs. 2 lakhs will be waived off in a single take. Old schemes like Fee reimbursement, Scholarships, Aarogyasri, Abhay Hastham, Indiramma Housing and others will be revived to help the poor people. Stating that it was the Congress party which granted statehood to Telangana, he said only Congress was capable of developing it.
Meanwhile, TPCC Mahila Congress president Sunitha Rao slammed the BRS Govt for neglecting women’s welfare and safety. She said that the previous Congress regimes ensured the empowerment of women on all fronts. But KCR Govt suppressed women by stopping the interest-free loans for SHGs. She said that the crimes against women have increased after BRS came to power and conviction rates in such cases were alarmingly low. She appealed to the women to support the Congress party in the next elections if they want the prices of essential commodities and cooking gas to go down.
बीआरएस, भाजपा सरकारों के खिलाफ सत्ता विरोधी लहर चल रही है: शब्बीर
कामारेड्डी (तेलंगाना) : पूर्व मंत्री और तेलंगाना विधान परिषद में विपक्ष के पूर्व नेता मोहम्मद अली शब्बीर ने मंगलवार को दावा किया कि लोगों में बीआरएस और भाजपा सरकार के खिलाफ सत्ता विरोधी लहर चल रही है और यह अगले साल कांग्रेस पार्टी को फिर से सत्ता में लाएगी। विधानसभा चुनाव।
शब्बीर अली ने आज कामारेड्डी के कई इलाकों में ‘हाथ से हाथ जोड़ो’ अभियान में शामिल होने के बाद कांग्रेस जिला मुख्यालय में पत्रकारों से बातचीत कर रहे थे. पदयात्रा में टीपीसीसी महिला कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष सुनीता राव और कई वरिष्ठ नेता भी शामिल हुई।