Congress MLA N Uttam Kumar Reddy has strongly condemned the criticism of ruling TRS against the Congress party. Participating in the debate on Appropriation Bill in the State Legislative Assembly on Friday, Uttam Kumar Reddy said that it was wrong to blame Congress for everything. “It was the Congress party which gave 54 per cent share in power to Telangana and also sanctioned 4,000 MW power plant to the new State,” he said adding that other power plants which are nearing completion were started by the then Congress party.
He claimed that the Congress party gave a major sacrifice by granting statehood to Telangana. He said that the Congress party gave a strong legislation in the shape of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act which empowered the Telangana State to protect its rights and fight against injustices with neighbouring States. Uttam Kumar Reddy blamed the TRS Government for suicide of farmers and said that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao should have alerted the farmers about the power situation in advance so as to minimise their losses during Khariff.
He demanded that the Chief Minister should made advance announcement on the number of hours for which power could be supplied to farmers during Rabi season. Describing the budget figures are unrealistic, the Congress MLA said that the budget should have been of about Rs 75,000 crore and not over Rs 1 lakh crore. He said there was no clarity how the government would mobilise revenues to implement its schemes.