Hitting back at Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar’s invitation to witness implementation of poll promises in his state, BRS working president K T Rama Rao said there was no need to go there to see their “failures”.
Slamming the Congress party, he sought to know the credibility of the leaders to seek votes in Telangana, while people in Karnataka were facing several hardships due to lack of power and water.
“There is no need to go all the way to Karnataka to see your failures. The farmers who have been betrayed by you (Karnataka Government) are coming here and narrating the injustice done by you. The farmers are forewarning Telangana people about the danger posed by Congress,” he said in the message.
The instances of farmers taking crocodiles and attempting suicide at electricity substation offices reflected the Congress government’s inability in Karnataka, he said.
Referring to the failure of Congress government in implementing the five guarantees promised to Karnataka people, the BRS working president said Gruha Jyothi and Anna Bhagya schemes did not take off. The Congress government was struggling to supply rice to the poor through PDS outlets and subjecting people to untold misery, he said.
“Telangana society has a lot of clarity on the credibility of BRS government, which is contemplating to supply fine rice variety to poor through PDS outlets and the Congress government, which is struggling to supply sufficient rice to the poor,” Rama Rao said.
In the guise of implementing Gruha Jyothi, power cuts were being imposed not only for the farming community but also for commercial establishments in Bengaluru. The free travel scheme for women in State-run buses was resulting in irrecoverable losses to the Karnataka RTC. This was clearly understood by both the people and RTC employees, he said.
Like Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promise to deposit Rs.15 lakh in each individual’s bank account, the Karnataka government’s promise to deposit money into women’s bank accounts under the Gruha Lakshmi scheme account had turned out to be fake, he said.
Alleging that the Karnataka government was engaging in corrupt practices by amassing commissions soon after coming to power, the BRS working president said Telangana people were well aware of these irregularities and that they could not be deceived by false promises.