Nanded (Maharashtra), Feb.5 (NSS): Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) president and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said that his party would contest in the ensuing Maharashtra Parishad elections and urged the people of the State to cast their vote in favour of BRS candidates.
Addressing the first public meeting outside Telangana at Guru Govind Singh Grounds in Nanded town of Maharashtra on Sunday after the entry of BRS into the national politics, Chandrasekhar Rao said farmers in Maharashtra were in a dire straits and were committing suicides for failing to get a good remuneration price for their produce.
Despite many rivers that are being passed through Maharashtra, drought like situation is prevailed across the State. There is no Irrigation facility to farming community. People are still facing an acute shortage of drinking water. There is no power supply. Even after 75 years of the Independence the country has celebrated, the successive governments could not fulfil the basis needs of people, KCR lamented.
“The BRS party has entered the national politics with a slogan of “Ab ki baar, kisan sarkar” (this time, it will be a farmers’ government). If the people of India give us a chance, the Telangana development model will be replicated across the country through optimum utilisation of available natural resources,” the Chief Minister announced.
At the time of Telangana inception, the State had faced similar problems, like Maharashtra and other States are now facing with regard to irrigation, drinking water and power supply. But we have overcome all the problems by constructing irrigation projects and initiating various schemes for farmers. Now, Telangana is able to supply irrigation water to fields, 24×7 power supply to all the sectors and potable drinking water to all the households. Besides, farmers are getting an investment assistance under the Rythu Bandu scheme and insurance coverage under the Rythu Beema scheme. If the Kisan Sarkar comes to power at the Centre, these schemes will be implemented across the country, KCR said.
The Chief Minister said the BRS was going to play a vital role in national politics and exuded confidence that the Kisan Sarkar would change the face of nation in the days to come.
On the occasion, a large number of leaders from Nanded and other parts of Maharashtra joined the BRS during the meeting. (NSS)