Hyderabad: TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao said he may become a torchbearer for a new experiment in national politics as both the BJP and Congress have failed the country.
“With nearly 50 years of experience in politics, I am telling that a radical change is required and give a direction to this country,” KCR said on Monday. He also said he is ready for any sacrifice in the interest of the nation. “Both the so-called the national parties (BJP and Congress) have proven to be utter flops. They have failed to give direction to the country and ruined the country’s economy,” he said.
The TRS chief said the Centre was disinvesting central PSUs for funding. “For whose benefit, you (Centre) are selling central PSUs?” he asked. He said the TRS government had created wealth in the form of GSDP from Rs 1.12 lakh crore in 2014 to Rs 2.28 lakh crore now, whereas Centre’s GDP had crashed to minus 24%.
“The wealth is being disbursed to the poor in the form of welfare schemes and pensions,” he said. The TRS chief reiterated a conclave would be convened in Hyderabad in December second week with like-minded parties on divestment of PSUs.
He urged employees to support the TRS. “You know… if I take up an issue, how it is done,” he said, indirectly referring to creation of separate statehood for Telangana.
On the recent floods in Hyderabad, the CM said metro cities like Chennai, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kolkata had witnessed floods and termed them as ‘cities in waters’. Chennai was in water for 21 days and Mumbai for 14 days. “I requested the Centre to grant Rs 6,000 crore a year to six cities — Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru — by setting up a council to take up nala development and other activities. But, there was no response,” he said.
Assuring to continue disbursement of flood relief after polls, KCR said his government already disbursed Rs 656 crore to 6.56 lakh families and is ready to spend Rs 200 crore to Rs 300 crore more.