Saturday, September 29, 2018

Constancy of schemes : Vanam Jwala Narasimha Rao

Constancy of schemes is TRS government’s plus point
Vanam Jwala Narasimha Rao
The Hans India (30-09-2018)

            Late Dr Marri Chennareddy despite vociferously spearheading the first phase of separate Telangana Movement, however, could not achieve statehood during his time. Consequent to a lull in the movement for a while due to its vicious suppression by the then Congress party leadership of Late Mrs Indira Gandhi, elections were held in the state in 1971. Telangana Praja Samithi under the leadership of Dr Chennareddy swept the poll by winning 10 out of 11 Lok Sabha seats in the Telangana region. In spite of this, due to the cruel politics played by the then congress Telangana was not formed thanks to the one and only stumbling block in the form of Congress party. Otherwise long ago itself there would have been Telangana state.    

Three decades later, Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao by creating a political platform on the name of Telangana Rashtra Samithi laid strong foundations for a great peaceful mass movement. Subsequent to a relentless agitation spanning over 13 long years KCR turned the tables but not before preparing himself to sacrifice his life at one stage. The same congress leadership, this time under Sonia Gandhi, had to bow down and concede the demand for a separate state. In a can’t but situation, though in heart-in-heart not in complete favour, Congress Party under the leadership of Sonia got the approval of parliament for separate Telangana State. People’s strength triumphed yet again. 

It is left to the wisdom of such of those people who criticise that TRS had no role in separate Telangana agitation and Congress party alone is solely responsible for formation of state. It is unfortunate they are not able to understand the 13 year long struggle under the leadership of KCR. Naturally, with tremendous confidence on their leader KCR, who successfully led the movement and achieved the state, the voters in 2104 elections gave their mandate in favour of TRS party. The first ever government in Telangana was formed on June 2,2014. Later, some of the MLAs who won on other than TRS party ticket, when realised that their party was not functioning in accordance with the requirements of Telangana people, left the party and joined with TRS as part of political polarization and strengthen KCR hands in developing state. This paved way for political stabilization. 

The responsibility entrusted by people was shouldered by KCR and his government from the day one of formation of Telangana. In accordance with the aspirations of people efforts are afoot for formation of Golden Telangana by conceiving a variety of schemes and implementing them rigorously. For implantation of electoral promises as announced in the manifesto, steps were initiated on a fast track. Many schemes that were not part of manifesto are also being implemented. The language, culture, the dialect, the traditions, the systems etc that were subjected to annihilation by the erstwhile united AP Government have been revived and rejuvenated. By reorienting and reinventing Telangana the state has been progressing and marching ahead in all fields. 

The TRS government right from the day one successfully faced the challenges arising out of schematic suppression, exploitation, negligence during the erstwhile rule. The conspiracies that were hatched to demoralize Telangana people which led to creating of several obstacles were also overcome by TRS government systematically. By being ever vigilant against negative forces, facing the challenges, overcoming the conspiracies, the Telangana State has stood as number one state in a number of sectors. For the long march to achieve Golden Telangana strong foundations have been laid. If only the schemes that were conceived and are under implementation, are standardised, stabilised and consolidated, then, a confident golden Telangana is in the offing. Against this backdrop to break the political fragility, the ugly face of which started appearing here and there and to see that the development process is not hindered, Chief Minister KCR and his team of council of ministers decided to recommend to Governor to dissolve Assembly and go for fresh elections. 

KCR led government in the state has been implementing schemes for welfare of the people and development of the state with equal priority, reflecting the aspirations of one and all. Each and every problem that the state had inherited from erstwhile government is slowly and steadily overcome. Thanks to the people friendly and beneficial schemes everyone in the state are living with tremendous confidence on their present and future. Government and its Executive Head, the Chief Minister KCR, by treating the 2014 election manifesto as a holy book, picked-up promise after promise made in it and converted them in to schemes and programs. Every scheme is people centric and oriented towards solution to various issues face by people from time to time.

Many more schemes in the interest of people, though not promised in the manifesto were also implemented. Among 72 such schemes notable are, the investment support scheme for agriculture, the Rythu Bhima Life Insurance Scheme, 24 hour free power supply to agriculture, the Mission Bhagiratha to supply safe drinking water to every household, the Kalyana Lakshmi and Shaadi Mubarak for girl child marriage, KCR kits to compensate wage loss of pregnant women, Kanti Velugu eye screening etc. 

In addition several schemes which are not implemented anywhere in the country are in implementation here in Telangana. And thus it has become a role model state to others. These include, among others, Rs 8000 per acre to farmer as investment support, the Haritha Haram green cover program, double bed room houses, helping hand to hereditary professions etc.  

For the welfare of people and for the development of state, several schemes are in implementation in the state. The state has a special recognition as number one welfare state by implementing schemes worth Rs 40,000 crores per year. Welfare schemes are from cradle to grave in the state. In brief the schemes are: Aasara pensions, six KG rice scheme, fine rice to students, Kalyana Lakshmi and Shaadi Mubarak, oversees scholarship, SC/ST sub-plan and special development fund, three acres land to Dalits, huge budget for minority welfare, TS I Pass etc.

The schemes that are in implementation in Telangana itself are indicators of trustworthiness of the TRS Government. Hence Constancy of schemes is TRS government’s plus point.

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