Published: Fri, May 26, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Sandra Brady

Chandrasekhar Rao hits out at Amit Shah over funds to Telangana

Chandrasekhar Rao hits out at Amit Shah over funds to Telangana

Interestingly, Naidu was in Hyderabad on Wednesday to address the annual conclave of the TDP's Telangana unit while at the same time Amit Shah addressed a meeting of BJP workers in Hyderabad, asking them to gear up to bring the party to power in the state.

Irrigation minister T. Harish Rao on Thursday demanded BJP national president Amit Shah take immediate steps for bifurcation of the High Court and also fulfil other pending promises made to Telangana to win over the people of the state.

Noting BJP formed governments in Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Goa and Manipur and increased its vote share in Bihar, Delhi Kerala, West Bengal, Odisha and Tripura, he asked the party workers to work hard to reach every household in the state to inform people about the achievements of Modi government and to spread his message.

Amit Shah also praised the "special package" announced to the state. The entire state is discussing it and the people of Telangana have welcomed it, he said.

On Shah's three-day visit to Telangana, Owaisi said, "The BJP President is on Telangana tour.there's sudden love (that he has developed) for Telangana". Telangana has received Rs 37,773 crore in the last three years, Central-sponsored schemes Rs 18,574 crore, Rs 2,055 crore sanctioned for National Highways which are yet to be received.

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Rao, however, said that he respected Prime Minister Narendra Modi and that his government will maintain the "constitutional relationship" all states have to with the Centre. Seven crore youths availed of loans under Mudra Yojana for self-employment and job provision. Every year, the Union government receives around '50,000 crore from Telangana through various taxes, including Rs 32,000 crore as Income Tax, the MP said.

"We have over 330 members in Parliament and 1,387 in state legislatures". He noted that the BJP was the largest political party in the world with a membership of 11 crore. "We can proudly say that the world famous leader Narendra Modi belongs to the BJP", Shah observed.

Reminding of the defeat of M. Venkaiah Naidu against his father Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi from the Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat in 1996, the MIM chief cautioned the BJP that history would repeat itself.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.

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