SURYAPET (NALGONDA DIST): Unleashing a scathing attack on the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), BJP national president Amit Shah said here on Friday that ‘family parties’ lack internal democracy and such parties cannot develop the state.
Motivating supporters to prepare for the 2019 elections, Shah took to task the ruling TRS and alleged that funds routed as Central assistance to the state are not reaching the beneficiaries in villages. “In the past two years, the Centre has given funds to the tune of `90,000 crore to Telangana state. We are ready to give an account of each and every rupee we gave to the state,” he said.
Drawing parallels between the Congress and TRS, Amit Shah said family parties lacked internal democracy. “Such parties cannot develop the nation or a state,” he thundered, addressing Vikas Parv, a rally organised here to mark the second anniversary of NDA government at the Centre.
The BJP president sought to know whether villages in Telangana, particularly Suryapet, got 24-hour power supply, road connectivity, hospitals, jobs and water for irrigation.
As the crowd replied in negative, he said, “Villages in every BJP-ruled state have all these facilities and that is why people are giving mandate to BJP repeatedly.”
Raising the issue of fluorosis, a problem plaguing the district for decades, the saffron party chief said the people are still forced to drink water with high fluoride content and are suffering.
Refuting the oft-repeated allegation of Telangana leaders that the Centre is not extending funds to the state, Amit Shah said that though the Centre had given thousands of crores, they are not reaching the real beneficiaries in villages.
“Only a BJP government can achieve overall development of the State,” he said and asked the workers to strengthen the party at grass-root level to achieve this goal.