Urging the people of Telangana not to get enslaved by Delhi leadership, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao appealed to them to emulate Tamil Nadu for their self-respect.
Amid promises of taking Telangana forward on the path of development, he sought continued support of the people at the Telangana Rashtriya Samithi's Pragathi Nivedana Sabha held at Kongara Kalan in Ranga Reddy district.
"You have to decide whether decisions relating to Telangana should be taken by us here or should we become slaves of Delhi parties," he said referring to Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party.
KCR, however, made no announcement about dissolution of the Assembly to go for early polls
The state government earlier in the day announced hiking the salaries of 9,000 employees of health department, and also that of the contract doctors from Rs 36,000 to Rs 40,000 per month. The honorarium for Aasha workers is also increased from Rs 6,000 to Rs 7,500, among other sops.
According to IANS, Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari said they briefed the media on the decisions taken as per the agenda of the meeting. "There will be another cabinet meeting soon to take more decisions."
Said to be the mother of all meetings by TRS MP K Kavitha, the ruling party has claimed that nearly 25 lakh people will attend the event. Industries Minister KT Rama Rao has called Pragathi Nivedana meeting to be one of its kind in the country’s political history.