Rama Krishna Sangem
BRS president and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) addressed a well attended public meeting at Aurangabad in Maharashtra and called for “Abki Bar, Kisan Sarkar”, on April 24, Monday. “We have to work for an out of the box change at the national level, as we have experimented with different parties and with different Prime Ministers all these years,” he said, in his Hindi speech.
This is KCR’s third public meeting in Maharashtra in the last few months. He has been focusing on strengthening BRS in not just border areas of Telangana-Maharashtra, but also interior areas of Vidharbha and Marathwada regions. Taking a swipe at the ruling BJP coalition government in Maharashtra, KCR said: “Maharashtra Dy CM Fadnavis is asking me what job I have to do here? I am an Indian and I can go anywhere”.
KCR at the same time, challenged Fadnavis to implement Dalit Bandhu, a flagship scheme of Telangana in Maharasthra too, then he will leave the state and go elsewhere. The CM mentioned many schemes of his government in Telangana like supply of clean drinking water to every household and uninterrupted power and claimed that Telangana model is here to be emulated at the national level.
“Telangana is a smaller state compared to Maharashtra, when we can do all these things in our state, why can’t we do the same in Maharashtra? asked KCR. He told the large gathering that Telangana has successful implemented digitization of land records and eradicated the village level revenue system. He said some Maharashtra BRS leaders told him that this age old system is a curse to people.
Pointing to former Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, who too was present on the dais, KCR recalled how hard work he has done for digitization or land records in Telangana. KCR took the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi several times and stressed that he had done nothing for farmers, though the ill-fated farm laws were abolished. “But, we in Telangana have introduced farmers insurance scheme, a first in India,” said the CM.
“Vote for BRS in Zilla Parishad electiojns”
KCR appealed to people of Aurangabad to vote for BRS in the coming Zilla Parishad elections so that there could be a big change in the State. “If you elect us in Maharashtra, I promise you to give clean drinking water to every household within five years,” said KCR. He wondered how most villages, and towns in Maharashtra get drinking water once in five or six days.
The ground work by BRS leaders for Aurangabad meeting is evident by its success. For the last few weeks, there is a stream of entries into BRS from many Maharashtra parties like NCP, Congress, among others. Even on Monday, around 175 leaders from different parties joined BRS in the presence of KCR. On the occasion, several of them told KCR that BRS has better prospects in Maharashtra in coming time.