Nalgonda: The Minister for Power and SC Development, G Jagdish Reddy, has reiterated that Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government has been taking steps towards achieving results aspired by the people after creation of the State and also convert the dream of ‘Bangaru Telangana’ into reality.
Jagdish Reddy attended the Pensioners’ Day celebrations, organised by Telangana State Pensions Association and held in Nalgonda on Sunday, as chief guest and released the souvenir of the Association.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister made it clear that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) cleared the vision on development of the State and welfare of the people. The welfare of people, irrigation projects and agriculture sector were top priority in the agenda of the government. With an increase in old age pension by the Chief Minister, the poor old-aged people were leading a respectful life and living with the confidence on getting daily food, he maintained. He pointed out that no hunger strike has taken place in the State after increase of old age pension, he added.
“The Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was striving to achieve Bangaru Telangana, which was like meeting aspirations of all sections of people in the State. After formation of Telangana State, the people of entire country were keenly watched how the new State, which was achieved Statehood through 14 years of agitation, would achieve development, and surprising them the Chief Minister placed Telangana State in number one place in the country in a short span of two-and-a-half year”, he added.
He stated that KCR proved that the people, who would agitate, also have the capacity to achieve goals of the agitation. He pointed out that majority of Ministers and MLAs of TRS party participated in Telangana agitation and first time elected to the legislative house.
Responding to the demands of pensioners’ association leaders, the Minister asked them to do not come to a conclusion on the government, which was well-known about the issues of the pensioners.
The Chief Minister would soon take measures to solve issues of the pensioners. He reminded that the retired employees played a key role to removing misconception created by the united Andhra Pradesh forces on formation of Telangana State during agitation.
Telangana State Pensioners’ Association president K Chandra Prakash Rao demanded that the State government should take measures to remove disparities, which was prevailed in the pensions of the retired employees of the same cadre.
The Telangana State Forest Development Corporation Chairman Banda Narender Reddy, TRS Nalgonda Constituency in-Charge Dubbaka Narsimha Reddy, association secretary general R Vishwas Reddy and the district president Damodar Reddy and others attended the programme.