The BJP leader also criticised KCR for planning to demolish the Secretariat building over "bad vastu" and for lack of representation for women in the cabinet.

Telangana govt not spending Centres funds BJP leader Nadda hits out at CM KCR
news Politics Monday, August 19, 2019 - 08:11

BJP's Working President J P Nadda on Sunday slammed Telangana's TRS government, saying it is neck-deep in corruption and alleged that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was interested only in promoting his family in politics. 

Addressing a public meeting in Hyderabad on Sunday evening, he launched a scathing attack on Chandrasekhar Rao for what he called his autocratic style of functioning and dubbed him an "emperor".

Nadda claimed that the TRS government was not spending on ground, the funds received from the Centre, and was also not implementing the central schemes. He said 26 lakh families of Telangana were deprived of the benefits of Ayushman Bharat as the TRS was not implementing the scheme.

On his maiden visit to Telangana after taking over the key party post, Nadda called upon the party cadre to send the TRS government packing "lock stock and barrel" and work to bring the BJP to power in 2023. The BJP would "re-write the destiny of Telangana", he added.

Noting that the BJP has its government in 17 states, Nadda said party President Amit Shah want to take this number to 25-26 and this include Telangana.

Referring to the state's health scheme "Arogyasri", Nadda said the hospitals had stopped providing the services as the government had not paid Rs 1,400 crore dues.

The BJP leader also criticised KCR for planning to demolish the Secretariat building over "bad vastu" and for lack of representation for women in the cabinet. "This government runs from his house and not the secretariat," he said referring to the allegations by the opposition that the Chief Minister operates from his residence.

Nadda welcomed the leaders and workers of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Congress and other parties into BJP. He said even TRS leaders were joining the BJP as they were feeling suffocated in that party.

Claiming that BJP is the only party with internal democracy, he said it was because of the democratic culture that ordinary workers like Narendra Modi and Amit Shah rose to the highest positions. He ridiculed Congress party for bringing back Sonia Gandhi as the party chief. "They can't see anybody else," he said adding that the TRS chief also share the same outlook.

Nadda said after the completion of ongoing membership drive by BJP, elections at various levels will begin next month and before December 31, a new national President will be elected. Stating that BJP currently has 11 crore members, he said 3.7 crore new members were enrolled while another four crore were to be enrolled. Thus the party will have membership of about 17 crore.

Stressing that Modi government scrapped the Constitution's Article 370 as it was not in the interest of Jammu and Kashmir and the country, he came down heavily on Congress for opposing its abrogation. He said the Congress also knew that it was not in the nation's interest and hence its governments despite enjoying absolute majority did not make it a permanent provision.

Meanwhile, Nadda gave broad guidelines to BJP leaders to strengthen the organisation in the state ahead of the local bodies elections.

He asked state BJP chief K. Laxman and other leaders to ensure proper coordination at all levels. The BJP's morale is high after winning four Lok Sabha seats in the state. The party not only retained Secunderabad seat but also wrested three seats from the TRS.

BJP President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah had visited Hyderabad last month to launch the membership campaign.

Laxman has already announced that the BJP President will visit Telangana every month as part of the party's plans to strengthen itself.

He is confident that the BJP will come to power in Telangana in 2023 Assembly polls.


IANS inputs

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