Hyderabad: TRS Ministers V Srinivas Goud and Koppula Eshwar slammed BJP for misleading people on the Centre’s support to the State and said vote bank politics of BJP will not work in Telangana State.
They expressed confidence that TRS would repeat history of Zilla Parishad and Gram Panchayat elections by winning more than 100 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in the municipal elections.
Speaking to media persons at Telangana Bhavan on Sunday, Srinvias Goud said the Opposition parties especially BJP were unable to find candidates to field in the upcoming municipal polls.
He said though BJP won a couple of MP seats, people have become aware of the vote bank politics of BJP and were not ready to support it. “BJP was religated to fourth position in Huzurnagar bypolls and could not even get 3,000 votes. They are offering tickets to TRS leaders who could not get the party tickets and encouraging them to contest as rebel candidates. But their conspiracies will not have any impact on winning prospects of TRS,” he opined.
The Minister said Municipal Administration Minister and TRS working president KT Rama Rao was working for creating better infrastructure for many towns in the State. He said plans were afoot to develop all urban local bodies in a phased manner over the next 20 years.
Minister Koppula Eshwar said BJP State president K Laxman who was defeated in the Assembly elections, was now making tall claims of becoming a political alternative to TRS. He dared Laxman for a public debate on funds released by the Centre to Telangana State.
He alleged that though the Centre was obtaining crores of rupees from Telangana State in terms of taxes, it was not releasing adequate funds to the State. “Despite having their government at the Centre, the State BJP leaders are neither able to get funds released to the State nor could even keep up their promises given during the Lok Sabha elections. Devolution of funds was being done as per the Constitution and the BJP leadership is not doing any favour to the State,” he said.
Ramagundam MLA Korukanti Chander, Peddapalli Zilla Parishad chairman Putt Madhu and others were also present.