Civil Supplies Minister N Uttam Kumar Reddy reacts to a comment by Congress MLA N Padmavathi during a meeting with party workers in Miryalaguda on Tuesday.
Civil Supplies Minister N Uttam Kumar Reddy reacts to a comment by Congress MLA N Padmavathi during a meeting with party workers in Miryalaguda on Tuesday. Photo | Express

Telangana: BJP government failed in every aspect, says Uttam Reddy

He also accused the BJP of betraying farmers across the country and was silent on its promise of doubling farmers’ income by 2022.

NALGONDA/SIDDIPET: Asserting that the Congress would accomplish its ‘Mission Telangana-15’ by winning at least 15 of the 17 Lok Sabha seats in the state, Civil Supplies Minister N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Tuesday said that the people would reject the BJP and BRS as both parties have betrayed the interests of the state.

Uttam, along with Congress MLA N Padmavathi and Nalgonda candidate Raghuveer Reddy, participated in the election campaign in Kodad and Huzurnagar and later addressed a mammoth public meeting in Miryalaguda.

He said that while the BRS has lost its relevance in Telangana, the BJP has no moral right to seek votes as it was making another attempt to cheat the common public with a fresh set of ‘jumlas’ after failing to deliver on its promises in the last two terms.

“The BJP cannot be trusted, and its manifesto is nothing but another ‘jumla patra’,” Uttam said.

“The BJP manifesto has nothing to offer to the common man. It fails to even mention unemployment which is at its peak. Narendra Modi came to power in 2014 promising two crore new jobs every year, but about 15-16 crore jobs, including 2 lakh jobs in public sector units, were lost during Modi rule,” he said.

In contrast, the Congress in its ‘Nyay Patra’, promises to create crores of jobs besides filling 30 lakh vacancies in various Union government departments, he said.

Uttam also accused the BJP of betraying farmers across the country and was silent on its promise of doubling farmers’ income by 2022. “The income of farmers has shrunk due to a lack of support from the Centre. The Modi government remains indifferent to farmers’ demands for MSP. The BJP is responsible for spiralling inflation. While prices of essential commodities have increased significantly, fuel prices have more than doubled in the last 10 years,” Uttam said.

He added: “BJP completely neglected Telangana in the last 10 years. It did not even acknowledge promises made in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act like setting up a railway coach factory at Warangal, a steel plant at Bayyaram, a power plant of 4,000 MW by NTPC and a Tribal University which remained a non-starter in Telangana due to the negligence of the BJP government.”

He said that the ITIR near Hyderabad approved by the UPA government was shelved by the BJP regime.

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