Deccan Chronicle



The Centre did not implement even the promises made in accordance with the Constituti­on during the bifurcatio­n of AP.

They said the TRS government had decided to confront the Centre to realise its legitimate demands. The party will not mind if someone terms it a “war with the Centre,” they maintained. Dr Keshava Rao said that owing to attitude of the Centre, the state government had been losing `10,000 crore of its share in the GST. He said the party will also oppose the New Electricit­y Act proposed by the Centre.

Dr Keshava Rao and Nageswara Rao pointed out that the Centre had not even given a single paisa to the Mega Textile Park at Warangal. It also did not allocate urea to the state though there has been a 24 per cent increase in area under cultivatio­n. They listed out issues related to sanctionin­g of Navodaya schools, airstrips and expansion of national highways, apart from repairs to national highways damaged due to rains and floods.

Dr Keshava Rao said, “We earlier extended issue-based support to the Centre. This time, we will not compromise on our rights. We will create hungama in and outside Parliament. We will also conduct dharnas with support of other parties.”

Nageswara Rao said, “We shall wait and see whether or not Telangana BJP MPs, who have been creating hungama against the state government, will join us in our fight for legitimate rights of the state.”

The MPs stated that the TRS will not play any politics in election of the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

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