The State government would fulfil all the promises made by the TRS (Telangana Rashtra Samithi) in the election manifesto, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao said. People have blessed the TRS with a huge mandate for the policies and programs implemented in the four and a half years. “I bow my head and thank people,” he added.
Chandrashekhar Rao said like in its first term, the TRS government would fulfil 100 per cent of all its assurances. “Our promises are not like shooting arrows in the dark,” he said, adding that every one of them was a result of careful attention to what people need. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi supremo K. Chandrashekhar Rao added that each and every one of the schemes was implemented after careful observation of what people needed.
He further asserted, “we kept all our poll promises in the first term. We even implemented 72 new schemes and programs that were not part of the TRS 2014 election manifesto.” These were based on the needs of the people, his own experience with the challenges faced by people and government findings on different issues.
Adding to the discussion on Governor’s address in the Assembly, the Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao said the government was working out the modalities of the number of instalments in which the up to Rs. 1 lakh farm loan waiver would be implemented in. “We estimate paying about Rs. 24,000 crore to banks,” he said.
Defending the Governor’s address, which was described as lacking in details by Congress member Gandra Venkata Ramana Reddy, KCR said, the address was a reflection of the TRS government’s plans, decisions, and manifesto. KCR took potshots at the Congress MLA and said, that the Governor is not separate from the government. His speech is not a budget document.
He said the Central government controlled the issue of ensuring remunerative prices to crops. With this being the case, the State government had plans to ensure Telangana farmers get good and remunerative prices for their produce with the setting up of food processing centres.