Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who was unanimously elected as the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) president for the 9th term, exuded confidence that the party will return to power with an even bigger majority as the people of Telangana were with the party.
Inaugurating the 16th Plenary of the party at Kompally near Hyderabad on Friday, KCR urged the party workers to be ready for the next elections due in two years time and take the message of the party to each and every household in the state. “with an impressive record of service to the people we will return to power for another term”, KCR declared.
He announced that the membership strength of TRS had reached a record 7.5 million making it one of the biggest regional parties in the country.
“The work our government has done during last three years is unprecedented. We have allocated Rs400 billion (Dh22.73 million) for the welfare programs which is unparalleled”, he said while listing out various welfare schemes like pensions, housing for the poor and assistance for lonely women.
His government’s emphasis was on strengthening the rural economy. “It will be possible only if the farmers’ lot improves. We will take measures to ensure that the farmer becomes the king”, he said.
KCR said that the government was working with the target of irrigating 10 million acres of land and providing Rs4,000 input subsidy per acre for the two crops.
Listing out the achievements of his government, KCR said putting an end to the power shortage was a stupendous success. “The state will never have power shortage in the future”, he said. Krishna and Godavari river waters will reach Hyderabad by the end of the year, he added.
The plenary discussed and adopted 19 different resolutions. One of them called upon the center to link the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme to agriculture sector. “I will put this demand before the Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Niti Commission meeting on April 23,” KCR told 15,000 delegates at the plenary. He was leaving for New Delhi later Friday night where he will also represent to the Prime Minister to approve the 12 per cent reservation for backward Muslims.
Another resolution hailed KCR for increasing the quota for the backward Muslims and the scheduled tribes to 12 per cent and 10 per cent respectively.
Kompally on the National Highway 44 was painted pink for the TRS plenary and the entire area was decked up with the banners, cutouts, festoons and hoardings. Pink, the official colour of the regional party was dominating the landscape and the horizon.