As if confirming the speculations that he would go in for early elections to the state assembly, Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced a series of welfare measures for various sections, besides making appointments to a few corporations and effecting transfers of IAS officers.One of the populist schemes is construction of “Atma Gourava Bhavanams” (Buildings of self-respect) in Hyderabad for all backward communities. at a cost of Rs 2 crore in two acres of land each.
Lands have been identified at Kokapeta, Ghatkesar, Medpally, Medchal, Abdullapurmet, Injapur etc. Similar buildings would be constructed for 36 nomad castes.The beneficiary castes include Budaga Jangala, Yerukala, Munnuru Kapus, Dudekula, Gangaputras, Viswa Karmas, Nayi Brahmins, Arey Kshatriyas, Vadderas, Kummari, Yerukala, Uppara, Mera, Budiga Jangala, Medhara, Perika, Chathada, Srivysnava and Katika castes.Another decision taken by KCR was to supply domestic power free of cost to SCs and STs up to consumption of 101 units every month.
He also announced enhancement of monthly remuneration to Imams and Mouzams of mosques from Rs 1,000 to Rs 5,000 per month.At the same time, he declared that all Archakas in various temples will get government salaries on par with government employees directly from treasuries on first of every month. The retirement age of these Archakas has also been enhanced from 58 to 65.Further, KCR announced enhancement of salaries to teaching and non-teaching employees of 29 mini gurukulams by almost five times.
Politically, the TRS chief appointed Devara Mallappa as Chairman Telangana State Trade Promotion Corporation, Ghattu Thimmappa as Chairman Telangana State Co-operative Consumers Federation and Badmi Shiv Kumar as Chairman Sangeeta Nataka Academy.At the same time, he set in motion the reshuffle of his administration by transferring a few IAS officers in crucial positions.
All these decisions give clear indications that KCR is in a hurry to conduct the elections.