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Telangana CM KCR launches scathing attack on PM Modi

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Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday came down heavily on the BJP government at the Centre led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing it of killing democracy and federal system in the country.

He also alleged that the Centre is letting loose repression on those raising their voice against him.

Hours before Modi’s arrival in Hyderabad to attend BJP’s national executive meeting, Rao launched a bitter attack on him and dared him to answer his questions at the BJP public meeting scheduled in the city on Sunday.

KCR, as Rao is popularly known, was addressing a meeting organised by his Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) after welcoming Yashwant Sinha, who is joint candidate of opposition parties for Presidential elections.

“Definitely a change will come. There were several Prime Ministers before you. People gave them the opportunity and they played their role,” KCR said.

KCR also alleged that the Modi is busy toppling state governments.

“So far you have toppled nine governments,” he said.

On a statement by a Union minister that BJP can topple the government in Telangana too as it did in Maharashtra, KCR said he is waiting for it.

“We are waiting for it, so that we could become free and topple you in Delhi,” he said.

KCR also slammed the Centre for its coal import policy. He questioned the need for importing coal when India has sufficient coal stocks for 100 years. He alleged that to benefit his corporate friends, the Prime Minister is importing coal and forcing states to use 10 per cent of the imported coal.

The Chief Minister also said the Telangana government has refused to buy imported coal. He pointed out that the price of imported coal is Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000 per tonne against Rs 4,000 per tonne price of domestic coal.

KCR said India is facing humiliation at the international level due to the policies adopted by the Centre to create division among people and spread hate.

He also wanted to know the results of the ‘Make in India’ campaign, claiming that the investors are pulling out their investments from the country.

The TRS leader also asked when will India become a $5 trillion economy if it grows at its current pace.

KCR claimed that while the Centre merely coined a slogan, neighbouring China showed the results on the ground. China, which once had lower growth than India, has become a $16 trillion economy while India is still at $3.1 trillion, he said.

“In China, there is less talk and more action, therefore the outcome is its pacing economy. Here all talk, no work, so no outcome,” he said.

“Make in India is a big lie. People are losing their jobs and labourers are on the road,” KCR added.

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Want to make Hyderabad startup capital of India: KCR

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Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday said that his government wants Telangana to be known as the startup state of India and Hyderabad as the startup capital of India.

He was speaking after inaugurating the second phase of T-Hub, billed as the world’s largest technology startup incubator, in Hyderabad.

Spread over 370,000 square feet and designed to house more than 1,500 startups, the swanky campus has come up at Raidrugi, a part of the information technology corridor.

The Chief Minister claimed that T-Hub, which was launched in 2015, has now become a national role model. He recalled that it was founded to bring in the best talent from across the country to nurture a startup ecosystem.

“Today, I can proudly say we have created a world-class entity at T-Hub to promote entrepreneurship and innovation. Our state’s startup policy is progressive, it has helped forge fruitful partnerships with both corporates and academia. This is something very uniquely wonderful about our state,” he said.

KCR, as the leader is popularly known, pointed out that T-Hub has impacted over 2000 entrepreneurs and seen $1.19 billion raised in funding by T-Hub startups. It has facilitated connections with venture capitalists and angel investors, establishing a brand name synonymous with innovation.

He also noted that Telangana state’s startup ecosystem is valued as among the top 10 global ecosystems in affordable talent, and is among the top 15 startup ecosystems across Asia in attracting funds.

“In 2021, the startup ecosystem of Telangana was valued at $4.8 billion. Among cities in India, Hyderabad offers the best standard of living, and we want Hyderabad to be known as the startup capital of India. Our startups are providing valuable collaboration to the main sectors of our economy, namely IT, life sciences, aerospace, and defence, and automotives, including electric vehicles,” he said.

Noting that many startups have also created products and solutions relevant for social sectors like education, health, agriculture, sanitation, and environment, KCR said all this became possible due to the very progressive policies in the state like TS-IPass, TSBpass, and Telanganaas start up and innovation policy.

“We have made doing business easier for the startups, ensuring that they receive mentorship support, get connected with knowledge institutions and corporates as per their requirements, receive funding support, and most importantly receive automatic job orders from government departments if their product or solution is of relevance to us.”

He recalled that the journey of T-Hub started as an idea, eight years ago, when Telangana became the youngest state in India.

Around the fulcrum of T-Hub, the government promoted sister institutions to support different requirements of an entrepreneur. Today all of these institutions also, namely We-hub, T-Works, TSIC, RICH, and TASK, have become champions in their own right, he claimed.

KCR said the first phase of T-Hub showed that there is a huge appetite for entrepreneurship among the youth in India. “We felt we must capitalise on this appetite. That we must provide them with best support from the startup stakeholders and give them a space for high-quality incubation and acceleration. Three years ago, our government decided to invest in the 2nd phase of T-Hub. This new facility is five times bigger. Our aim is to incubate the next generation of startups that would one day be strong pillars for our Indian economy. We hope that, through T-Hub, these startups can strengthen their entrepreneurial spirit and bring global recognition to our state and the country with their accomplishments.”

Stating that India is only weeks away from celebrating the 75th anniversary of its independence, he underlined the need to provide a clear vision and roadmap for the country about its future, especially to youth. “Young India is an aspirational India. It wants to be challenged and seeks to compete globally. Our government recognised this aspirational India early on and wanted to put young India on the global map. We wanted to build an India known equally for its entrepreneurial and technology capabilities,” he added.

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After cold war, Telangana CM shares dais with Governor

After months of cold war, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday visited the Raj Bhavan and shared dais with Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan.

The occasion was the swearing-in of Justice Ujjal Bhuyan as Chief Justice of Telangana High Court.

Setting aside the difference with the governor, the chief minister continued the tradition of attending the swearing-in ceremony of the chief justice.

KCR, as the chief minister is popularly known, exchanged pleasantries with the governor and presented her a bouquet. He greeted Justice Bhuyan and also attended the brief customary meeting with both the governor and the new chief justice.

There were speculations the chief minister will stay away from the ceremony in view of the cold war with the governor and meet the new chief justice separately.

This was KCR’s first visit to Raj Bhavan after the strain in the relations between the two leaders.

While Tamilisai alleged that the state government is insulting the Constitutional office of the governor, several state ministers had slammed her for acting like BJP’s spokesperson.

The rift between the governor and the chief minister came to the fore in March when the state government dropped the customary governor’s address at the commencement of the state budget session of the state legislature. She stated that the state government had not followed the Constitutional convention on the pretext of technical reasons.

The chief minister, his Cabinet colleagues and leaders of ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) had boycotted the pre-Ugadi festivities hosted by the governor at Raj Bhavan in April.
The governor had complained that though she extended the invitations, neither the chief minister nor his ministers or officials attended the celebrations or conveyed their inability to attend.

The governor was also not invited to Ugadi celebrations held at Pragati Bhavan, the official residence of the chief minister.

Earlier, the state government had not invited the governor for the inauguration of the renovated Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple at Yadadri.

Tamilisai also alleged that the state government did not follow protocol when she visited Medaram in Mulugu district to attend Sammakka Saralamma jatara, a tribal fair in February.

The governor had complained to the Centre about the state government not following the protocol during her visits.

On June 10, the governor began receiving representations from people by holding aPraja Darbar’ at Raj Bhavan. She defended the move saying she wants to act as a bridge between the state government and the public.

She dismissed the criticism that she is crossing her limits. She argued that when she as the highest Constitutional authority was willing to serve people why should she be denied the opportunity.

“Those saying it is unconstitutional should first respect the Constitution,” the governor remarked when asked about the statements by leaders of TRS describing her action as unconstitutional.

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Telangana HC notice to KCR over land allotment for TRS office

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The Telangana High Court on Thursday issued notices to Chief Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president K. Chandrasekhar Rao and some top officials on a PIL challenging land allotment for TRS office in Hyderabad.

Retired employee Maheshwar Raj filed the Public Interest Litigation (PIL), challenging allotment of 4,935 square yard land in upscale Banjara Hills for the ruling party’s Hyderabad district unit office.

The petitioner alleged that the costly land was allotted to TRS for a mere Rs 100 per square yard.

The court took up the petition for hearing and issued notices to the Chief Minister and TRS president Chandrasekhar Rao, party general secretary Srinivas Reddy, chief secretary, chief commissioner of land administration, revenue secretary and Hyderabad district collector. They have been directed to file counters within four weeks.

The state government last month allotted the plot of a little more than an acre to TRS on Road No. 12 of Banjara Hills’ NBT Nagar for construction of the party’s Hyderabad office. This came under sharp criticism from the opposition parties which claim that the land could be valued at Rs 100 crore.

The Congress party had described the land allotment as robbery in broad daylight. Its leaders questioned the allotment when the TRS already has a big office in the same area.

They were referring to Telangana Bhavan, the state headquarters of TRS. Inaugurated in 2006, the swanky office is spread over 40,000 square feet.

All India Congress Committee (AICC) spokesperson Dasoju Sravan termed the allotment a robbery of valuable public land with unholy support of official machinery.

The BJP also criticised the allotment of costly land at a paltry price. Its leaders alleged that the officers were hand-in-glove with the ruling party.

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K A Paul complaints to CBI against KCR and family

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Noted global evangelist and Praja Shanti Party president Dr K A Paul had lodged a complaint to the CBI against Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and his family. He went to the CBI direct Subodh Kumar Jaiswal in Delhi on Wednesday.

He alleged that the KCR family is indulging in massive corruption and have accumulated innumerable properties in Telangana. He listed KCR, his son and minister KTR, daughter and MLC Kavitha, nephew and Minister Harish Rao, as having looted the state.

He said that the state was divided in 2014 with a Rs 60,000 crore surplus budget. However, in the last 8 years of KCR rule, the state had borrowed Rs 4.50 lakh crore, which indicates that the KCR family members have looted the money from the exchequer, Dr Paul said in his complaint.

He also complained about the Kaleswaram lift irrigation project which was built with a budget of Rs 10.05 lakh crore. He said that the project was actually built with a cost of Rs 30,000 crore and alleged that the KCR family grabbed the balance amount.

The evangelist requested the CBI to book a case against the KCR family and start probing into the corruption involving the family members including chief minister KCR. He also said that he is ready to assist the CBI in collecting information in some cases.

Well, for some reasons, Dr Paul has been campaigning against KCR in Telangana, more than what the BJP and the Congress have done. Dr Paul is also lobbying with the BJP government at the Centre to go against the TRS government in Telangana. He has access to Home Minister Amit Shah and had met him a couple of times in the recent past.

It was with a similar letter by then Congress MLA Shankar Rao that the CBI had booked cases against Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy in 2010. It is now to be seen whether the CBI acts on the same lines or takes Dr Paul easily!

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KCR announces Rs 25 lakh for kin of youth killed in firing

The Telengana government on Friday announced Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia for the family of the youth who died in railway police firing at Secunderabad railway station during the protest against new armed forces recruitment policy ‘Agnipath’.

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday night announced the compensation for the kin of D. Rakesh (22), who hailed from Dabeerpet village of Warangal district of the state.

Expressing deep shock over the death of Rakesh, he conveyed his deep condolences to the youth’s family and said a son of Backward Classes lost his life due to wrong policies of the Central government.

The Chief Minister also announced that in addition to Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia, a government job will be provided to a member of Rakesh’s family as per his or her qualification.

KCR, as the Chief Minister is popularly known, said it was deplorable that Rakesh became a victim of wrong policies being pursued by the Central government. He assured that the state government will take every care of the children of Telangana.

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KCR is neither here nor there!

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Telangana chief minister KCR has high aspirations and high expectations if one analyses his attempts to foray into the national political scene. Perhaps he is overwhelmed by his success in getting Telangana state, which others could not do in the past fifty years.

Before the 2019 general elections, KCR made an attempt to create an alternative to the BJP and the Congress in national politics. He met several chief ministers and senior leaders those days. He even claimed that things were moving fast beyond the sight of the media. But, he ended up without making a presence in Delhi during the elections.

Now, ahead of the 2024 general elections, KCR is talking about the third alternative to the NDA and the UPA. He is said to be planning to launch a national party called Bharat Rashtra Samithi for national politics. He is also meeting some national leaders and claiming big.

Surprisingly, he could not even attend the meeting of opposition parties held in Delhi under the leadership of West Bengal chief minister Mamatha Benerji. Though he was invited and his loyalists claimed that he would attend, KCR did not attend the meeting at the last minute. The excuse that the TRS leaders are giving is the presence of the Congress in the meeting.

Well, by his own style of politics, KCR seems to have ended up neither in the BJP-led NDA nor the Congress-led UPA to be active in national politics. He is not even carrying a single party among 40 regional parties which are neither with the NDA nor the UPA at the Centre.

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TRS to stay away from opposition meeting on Presidential polls

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Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has decided not to attend the meeting called by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday to discuss the opposition’s strategy for the Presidential election in New Delhi.

Telangana Chief Minister and TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao took the decision after consultations with senior party leaders.

The TRS is unhappy with Mamata Banerjee inviting Congress party for the meeting. The TRS cited its stand to maintain equidistance from both the BJP and the Congress. The TRS leadership made it clear that it can’t be a part of any exercise which has the participation of the Congress.

Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee has invited all the opposition parties for the meeting to be held at Constitution Club at 3 p.m. She also extended the invitation to eight chief ministers of opposition-ruled states for the meeting.

It initially thought that TRS chief KCR may stay away from the meeting but he may send some other TRS leader. However, after hours of consultation with party leaders he decided not to send any TRS leader.

The TRS sources claimed that KCR already conveyed to Matama Banerjee his objections to the invitation extended to the Congress party.

KCR-led party made it clear that since Congress is its main rival in the state, it can’t share a platform with it. The party leader was also unhappy over the way Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his visit to the state last month made baseless allegations against TRS government without speaking anything against the BJP.

There is also a feeling among the TRS leadership that the Congress party can’t be trusted. They believe that Congress party colluded with the BJP in all elections from 2019 Lok Sabha polls to Assembly by-election in Huzurabad late last year. It alleged that the Congress worked for the victory of BJP by sacrificing its own chances.

The TRS leaders also questioned the purpose of calling a meeting when a candidate was already selected. They are of the view that the opposition parties should have first discussed a leader acceptable to all parties in advance and then convince such a leader later.

They were referring to Mamata Banerjee’s request to Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar to be the opposition candidate. The NCP chief has declined the offer saying he wants to remain in active politics.

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Telangana BJP chief served notice for derogatory skit against KCR

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Telangana police on Tuesday arrested two more BJP leaders and issued notice to party’s state chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar for allegedly insulting Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao by organising a skit.

Rani Rudramma and Daruvu Yellanna were arrested by police, which also issued a notice to Sanjay Kumar.

The state BJP president has been asked to appear before a police officer in connection with the case booked against him.

Sanjay, who is also a Member of Parliament, has been served notice under Section 41 A of Criminal Procedure Act.

On June 10, the police had arrested BJP leader Jitta Balakrishna Reddy. A court had granted him bail the same day.

A case was registered against Bandi Sanjay, Balakrishna Reddy and others at Hayathnagar Police Station under Rachakonda Police Commissionerate for indulging in hate speech and inciting hatred and causing provocation for violence through an event organised by the cultural team of the BJP on Telangana Formation Day (June 2).

On a complaint by Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) social media convenor Y Satish Reddy , police booked Balakrishna Reddy, state BJP chief Bandi Sanjay and others under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 114 (abettor present when offence is committed), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), 505(2) (statements causing public mischief, promoting enmity) read with 109.

The complainant had alleged that the organisers misused the platform to defame the government schemes with accusation on the Chief Minister and the government with an intention to mislead the people and provoke hatred and unrest.

According to police, under the leadership of Bandi Sanjay and organisers Jitta Balakrishna Reddy and Rani Rudrama organised an event in view of Telangana Formation Day and “misused the dais for performing a skit (hate act)” with the help of BJP cultural team member Boddu Yellanna alias Daruvu Yellanna by insulting a person who is holding a constitutional post being democratically elected by the people of the state.
The skit was telecast on a Telugu TV news channel.

On examining the video, police found that the organisers made derogatory comments, personal attacks depicting the chief minister as boozer, cheater, among others, to lower the image of a person elected by democratic means and holding a constitutional post.

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Vundavalli says KCR can lead nation, defeat BJP

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Former MP Vundavalli Arun Kumar was all praise for Telangana chief minister KCR for his leadership qualities and communication skills. Arun Kumar spoke to the media in Rajahmundry on Monday where he shared some information about his meeting with KCR on Sunday.

Arun Kumar said that KCR had gathered a lot of information about the danger to the nation with BJP ruling the country. He felt the need to defeat the BJP and build a better India. He said he spent three hours with KCR on discussing strategies to defeat the BJP in the larger interests of the nation.

“I strongly oppose BJP as the party is destroying the nation. It is also destroying the Hindu faith. So whoever opposes BJP, I support them,” Vunadavalli said and asserted that he would extend his support to KCR in fighting against the BJP.

He also praised the communication skills of KCR and said that KCR would be able to tell the people clearly and powerfully in Telugu, English and Hindi. “KCR is the only chief minister in the country who can speak clearly in three languages which people of this country can understand. No other chief minister can speak like KCR,” Vundavalli said.

He asserted the need to build an alternative to the BJP in the country as the Congress is not able to do so. “As a strong opponent to the BJP headed by Modi, I support KCR,” the former MP said.

Vundavalli said that KCR had collected wide information about the BJP and the nation which the TRS chief had shared with him in the meeting. He said he would meet KCR once again and would give his support to the TRS chief in building a national alternative to the BJP to save the country.

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KCR’s BRS party to rope in Undavalli and Pawan Kalyan ?

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KCR is all set to launch his new political outfit to fight with BJP at the Center. As per reports, former MP Undavalli Arun is likely to be given AP responsibilities for the party. Details as follows.

KCR is at loggerheads with BJP in the Telangana state politics. It is interesting to note that BJP was not even the main opposition in Telangana during 2018 elections. The 2018 election was fought between TRS and Praja Kutami led by congress. However BJP became a significant force in Telangana after GHMC elections. While BJP is trying to eat into the stakes of KCR, KCR is planning to damage BJP at the national level. He is planning to launch national party BRS ( Bharat Rashtreeya Samiti). He had prolonged discussions with former MP Undavalli and as per the rumours in political circles, he is offered the role of AP BRS chief. It is known news that Undavalli has always been against BJP ideology.

As per the same reports, KCR is planning to bring Pawan out of the alliance with BJP and woo him to tie up with BRS. Given the news that Pawan is not happy with BJP maintaining cordial relations with YSRCP and not providing him with the road map to pull down YSRCP, it will be interesting to see how he responds if KCR asks him to ally with BRS.

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KCR likely to float national party Bharat Rashtra Samithi

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After failing to make any progress on his idea of a national front, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao appears to have made up his mind to float a national party.

A final decision in this regard is expected to be taken on June 19 at the extended meeting of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) executive.

The TRS chief, who had a marathon discussion with state ministers and senior party leaders on Friday, is understood to have agreed to the proposal of floating Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS).

The process to register the new party with the Election Commission of India is likely to start soon. KCR, as the TRS supremo is popularly known, is looking to make a formal announcement of a new party in New Delhi by June-end.

TRS leadership is reportedly keen to have the TRS symbol of ‘car’ for the BRS as well. The TRS office coming up in the national capital will serve as the headquarters of the proposed national party, party sources said.

KCR, who has already announced his intention to play a key role in national politics, discussed the current political situation with his close aides for more than six hours. He is said to have accepted the proposal by a party MLA to name the proposed party as BRS.

After his meetings with Delhi Chief Minister Arvid Kejriwal, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and former Prime Minister and Janata Dal(S) leader Deve Gowda last month, KCR had said that there would be a sensation soon in the country.

Political observers say KCR apparently decided to float a national party after failing to make progress in bringing anti-BJP and anti-Congress forces on a common platform to provide a national alternative.

Though he held a series of meetings with leaders of various political parties including Shiv Sena, DMK, RJD, SP and JD (S) during last few months, no consensus could be reached on forging a front as an alternative to both the BJP and Congress.

It is also significant to note that the much-awaited meeting between KCR and West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee did not take place and despite the attempts made in the past KCR could not have Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on board as both the BJD and YSRCP continue to extend support to Narendra Modi government on key Bills.

Another indication that KCR has given up his plans to forge a front came during TRS plenary in April.

At the day-long plenary of TRS held to mark 21st foundation day of the party, he had hinted at floating a national party.

As he did not speak at the plenary about his meetings with leaders of various political parties and chief ministers of some states, this gave credence to the buzz that the TRS chief was toying with the idea of forming a national party.

KCR told the plenary that some legislators suggested that TRS should be changed into BRS. The leaders who spoke at the plenary appealed to KCR to play an active role in the national politics saying the country needs a visionary leader like him.

In one of the resolutions passed at the plenary, TRS said that it will play a key role in national politics in the coming days. The party observed it needs to play a constructive role and fill the political void at national level.

Responding to the requests made by the party leaders, KCR said he was ready to play an active role to the best of his ability. The plenary saw delegates repeatedly raising slogans of ‘Desh ka neta KCR’.

The TRS chief repeatedly remarked that the country should come out of the routine political system of fronts. “Four parties or four leaders coming together to remove somebody from the post of the Prime Minister and install another person in his place is not the solution,” he had said.

He pointed out that the country has seen many fronts in the past that did not yield desired results. He also narrated an incident in which some Communist leaders came to him and expressed the desire to bring together various parties and he told them that if this was aimed at only removing somebody from power he would not be part of it.

“We have seen many fronts. We need a front which works for the people. We need an alternative agenda, a new integrated agricultural policy, a new economic policy and new industrial policy,” he said.

Through the proposed national party, KCR is likely to present before the nation the successful model of Telangana. Highlighting the tremendous progress made by the state in a short span of eight year, the TRS leader is likely to push for a nation-wide debate on why the country with its immense natural and human resources can’t replicate the success of Telangana.

“We can dream and we can also make those dreams come true. Telangana has shown this,” said KCR, who believes that the people’s aspirations remained unfulfilled even after 75 years of independence.

KCR had earlier called for developing ‘Bangaru Bharat’ (golden Bharat), saying the country has the potential to become more prosperous than the US.

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T’gana BJP leader arrested for derogatory skit against KCR

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Telangana Police on Friday arrested state BJP leader Jitta Balakrishna Reddy for insulting Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao by organising a skit.

Police arrested him from Ghatkesar toll plaza near Hyderabad in the early hours of the day. A court in Rangareddy district later granted him bail.

Police said the BJP leader was arrested for indulging in hate speech and inciting hatred and causing provocation for violence through an event organised by the cultural team of the BJP on Telangana Formation Day (June 2).

On a complaint by Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) social media convenor Y. Satish Reddy, police booked Balakrishna Reddy, state BJP chief Bandi Sanjay and others under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 114 (abettor present when offence is committed), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), 505(2) (statements causing public mischief, promoting enmity) read with 109.

A case was registered against them at the Hayathnagar Police Station under Rachakonda Police Commissionerate.

The complainant had alleged that the organisers misused the platform to defame the government schemes with false accusation on the CM and the government with an intention to mislead the people and provoke hatred and unrest.

According to police, under the leadership state BJP president Bandi Sanjay and organisers Jitta Balakrishna Reddy and Rani Rudrama organised an event in view of Telangana Formation Day and ‘misused the dais for performing a skit (hate act)’ with the help of BJP cultural team member Boddu Yellanna alias Daruvu Yellanna by insulting a person who is holding a constitutional post being democratically elected by the people of the state. The skit was telecast on a Telugu TV news channel.

A case was registered against Bandi Sanjay, Balakrishna Reddy, Rani Rudramma, Boddu Yellanna and his team.

On examining the video, police found that the organisers made ‘derogatory comments, personal attacks depicting the chief minister as boozer, cheater, etc., to lower the image of a person elected by democratic means and holding a constitutional post’.

The police also recovered the ‘chief minister’s face mask’, a liquor bottle and flexi of Telangana Formation Day.

Meanwhile, Bandi Sanjay condemned the midnight arrest of Balakrishna Reddy. He alleged that the TRS government was trying to create an atmosphere of fear by resorting to ‘undemocratic means’.

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Telangana celebrates Formation Day

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After low-key celebrations for the last two years due to Covid-19 pandemic, Telangana on Thursday celebrated the states Formation Day in a grand manner.

Led by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, the state paid tributes to those who laid down their lives to achieve statehood for Telangana and recalled the long struggle by the people to realize their dream of a separate state.

The Chief Minister hoisted the national flag at his official residence Pragati Bhavan and later at Public Gardens, the venue of the main official ceremony to mark the day. He also paid floral tributes at Telangana Martyrs’ Memorial at Gun Park near Public Gardens.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the people of Telangana on the occasion

It was on this day in 2014 that Telangana was carved out of Andhra Pradesh as India’s 29th state. This followed a long movement for statehood, which was revived by Chandrasekhar Rao by floating Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in 2001.

During his speech, KCR, as the Chief Minister is popularly known, claimed that Telangana with its all-round development and innovative welfare schemes in a short span of eight years has become a role model for the entire country.

Listing out the schemes implemented by his government and the progress achieved by the state in various sectors, the Chief Minister launched a scathing attack on the Centre for its discrimination towards Telangana.

The main official ceremony saw a police parade and performance by cultural artists. Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, DGP M. Mahender Reddy and senior officials attended the programme.

Formation Day celebrations were also held in all the districts with state ministers, other public representatives and top officials hoisting the national flag, reviewing parade and delivering the speeches highlighting the progress made by the state during the last eight years.

Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan also participated in celebrations at the Raj Bhavan. She cut a cake and greeted people of Telangana on the occasion. She expressed her best wishes for the continued progress of the state.

The Ministers recalled the sacrifices made by martyrs and the struggle by people to achieve long cherished goal. They also claimed that Telangana State within a short span has emerged a role model for the entire country by making rapid strides in all sectors.

Minister for municipal administration, urban development, information technology and industries K.T. Rama Rao hoisted the national flag in Rajanna Sircilla district.

The celebrations were also organised in all government offices, institutions and offices of the political parties.

Assembly Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy hoisted the national flag at Assembly premises. Legislative Council Chairman G. Sukhender Reddy unfurled the national flag in Council premises. They garlanded statues of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr B. R. Ambedkar.

Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar unfurled the national flag at BRK Bhavan, the temporary state secretariat.

Celebrations were also held at Telangana Bhavan, the state headquarters of TRS. Senior leaders unfurled the national flag and garlanded Telangana thalli.

State Congress chief A. Revanth Reddy led the celebrations at party headquarters Gandhi Bhavan. Speaking on the occasion, he slammed TRS government for what he called its failure in realising the dreams of martyrs of Telangana.

Formation Day celebrations were also organised at the BJP state headquarters. State BJP chief Bandi Sanjay claimed that only BJP can build a golden Telangana.

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The country is in danger, says KCR

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao on Thursday said that India is in a dangerous situation with the politics of hate besieging it.

He voiced concern that there is no other discussion or debate in the country other than the religious madness and that people’s needs have taken a backseat.

In his speech at Telangana formation day celebrations, Rao warned that “this hatred will take the country back by 100 years”.

He said it will take another 100 years for the country to recover from this “terrible” situation.

KCR, as Rao is popularly known, termed attempts to gain political advantage out of communal conflicts a dangerous agenda.

He said that when the countries, which attained freedom along with India, are becoming super powers, “we are still fighting over caste and religious differences”.

He warned that if the destructive elements are allowed to have their say, the unity of the country will be endangered. If the violence continues there will not be any new international investment and even the existing investment may fly out. This may also endanger survival of millions of expatriate Indians employed in various countries, he said.

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief said responsible citizens would not keep quiet if the country gets destroyed by communal clashes and wielding of swords.

“People in this country need jobs, employment, projects, water, and electricity. If the country needs to be on the progressive and development path, it needs new agriculture, industrial and economic policies. For this, we need to find ways for a new socioeconomic and political agenda,” said KCR, who has already declared his plans to play a key role in national politics by working for an alternative agenda.

KCR lamented that the country lacks a common goal. He described it as a rudderless boat drifting around without an anchor.

“Even after 75 years of independence, why we still have poverty? Who is responsible for not utilizing the vast human resource and natural resources that the country has in abundance? Who failed to guide the country? The enlightened people of the country should ponder over this. It is not important who will come to power at the centre every five years. It is not about one front replacing another at the Centre. What we need is a progressive agenda, which can steer the country of its problems. The country needs a new destination. There should be a meaningful and practical change in the lives of people. There should be a qualitative change in the country,” he said.

The TRS leader said that while his bounden duty is to protect people in Telangana till his last breath, at the same it is also our duty to fight against the politics of hatred to protect the interests of the country.

“There is no question of compromise at the cost of people’s interests. Had we compromised, we wouldn’t have achieved Telangana state and we wouldn’t have risked our lives to achieve the goal,” he added.

KCR said the Telangana agenda, which is distributing the fruits of development to all sections of people, should be implemented all over the country. “The Telangana people should be in the forefront to build an amazing India. I pray to God to grant us the wisdom and strength to achieve a qualitative change in the country.”

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KCR, Deve Gowda discuss ‘topics of national importance’

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Telangana Chief Minister Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao on Thursday called on former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda at his residence here and discussed “topics of national importance”.

The meeting was long a key topic of discussion in political corridors in connection with bids to form a ‘third front’ opposing both the BJP and the Congress.

The Telangana Chief Minister, who also heads the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, avoided meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was in Hyderabad on Thursday. On an earlier occasion too, he did not meet the PM during his visit to Hyderabad citing health reasons.

KCR, as the leader is popularly known, was welcomed by Deve Gowdaa’s son and former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and grandson, politician and actor Nikhil Kumaraswamy at their residence in Bengaluru.

On the meeting, Deve Gowda, in a social media post, said: “We exchanged views on various topics of national importance. It was a candid and cordial meeting.”

The meeting has assumed importance as KCR had met his New Delhi and Punjab counterparts, Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann, respectively, of the Aam Aadmi Party recently, as well as Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav.

The talk of formation of a third front came to the front then.

Meanwhile, as senior BJP spokesperson in Karnataka slammed Chandrashekar Rao for avoiding meeting PM Modi who has arrived in Hyderabad. “Not able to face PM Modi, Telangana CM has escaped to Karnataka. He is taking blessings from the father of family politics here”.

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KCR to avoid meeting PM Modi again

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For the second time in less than four months, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will avoid greeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he arrives in Hyderabad on Thursday to attend 20th annual celebrations at the Indian School of Business (ISB).

Eyeing a key role in national politics, Rao is scheduled to be in Bengaluru on that day to meet former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (S) leader H.D. Deve Gowda.

KCR, who returned to Hyderabad on Monday from Delhi after a four-day visit to the national capital and Chandigarh, is likely to leave for Bengaluru on Wednesday evening.

As per the schedule already announced, KCR will reach Bengaluru on May 26. He will call on former Prime Minister Deve Gowda and former Karnataka chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy.

The next day, he will leave for Ralegan Siddhi where he will meet prominent social activist Anna Hazare. From there, he will go to Shirdi for Saibaba’s darshan and will then return to Hyderabad.

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief had called on Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal, and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav during his stay in Delhi.

He along with Kejriwal also travelled to Chandigarh and they were joined by Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann for a programme on May 22, where KCR handed over cheques of Rs 3 lakh each to families of farmers who died during the movement against the three farm laws brought by the Centre.

He presented cheques of Rs 10 lakh each to the families of four Army personnel from Punjab who were martyred during clashes with Chinese troops in Galwan Valley.

Prime Minister Modi is visiting Hyderabad on May 26 to participate in 20th annual day celebrations of the ISB and graduation ceremony of the post graduate programme Class of 2022 of the business school.

As per the programme announced by ISB dean Madan Pillutla, the Prime Minister will address the students of both Hyderabad and Mohali campuses.

During the ISB visit, PM Modi will plant a sapling, unveil a commemorative plaque and release the ISB MyStamp and Special Cover. He will also award medals to the academic scholars of excellence.

The ISB had invited CM KCR for the event. The dean said the chief minister conveyed his best wishes and also informed that he would not be able to attend the event in view of his scheduled visit to another state.

KCR had not received Modi on his arrival in Hyderabad on February 5 and also skipped the two programmes attended by the Prime Minister.

During the day-long visit, the Prime Minister had unveiled the statue of saint Ramanujacharya and inaugurated 50th anniversary celebrations of ICRISAT.

KCR had come under sharp criticism from BJP, which alleged that KCR insulted the Prime Minister.

KCR’s action was viewed in political circles as a symbolic protest against the Narendra Modi government’s discrimination against Telangana.

The PM’s visit had also come amid bitter attack by the TRS chief on BJP for its failure on all fronts and for whipping up communal passions in various parts of the country for political mileage.

However, the chief minister had later clarified that he did not receive Modi as a couple of his family members had Covid-like symptoms.

This time too, Modi is visiting Hyderabad at a time when KCR has stepped up his efforts to work for a national alternative. He has been holding consultations with leaders of various political parties.

At the 20th formation day celebrations of TRS, KCR had hinted at floating a national party to play a key role in national politics.

The state leadership of BJP has slammed KCR for once again avoiding a meeting with the Prime Minister. State BJP chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar alleged that the TRS chief is running away from the state to avoid facing Modi.

He said KCR deliberately planned his visit to other states as he was scared of facing the Prime Minister.

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KCR, Kejriwal discuss national politics at luncheon meeting

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Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday had a luncheon meeting with his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal at the latter’s residence in New Delhi.

The meeting between the two chief ministers lasted around an hour. According to the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) in Hyderabad, they discussed issues related to the country’s federal structure, states’ contribution in national growth and other national political issues.

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), who is eyeing a key role in national politics, is believed to have discussed his plans to evolve an alternative national agenda with Kejriwal, who is national convener of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

KCR, as Rao is popularly known, is on a week-long visit to various parts of the country to meet leaders of various political parties and attend different programmes.

Samajwadi Party leader and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had called on KCR at the latter’s residence in the national capital on Saturday.

After Sunday’s meeting with Kejriwal, both the chief ministers left for Chandigarh where they along with Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann will meet the families of farmers, who lost their lives during the year long agitation by the farmers against controversial farm laws made by the Centre.

KCR will distribute the cheques of Rs 3 lakh for each bereaved family. He will also hand over a cheque of Rs 10 lakh each to the families of four Army personnel from Punjab who were martyred during clashes with the Chinese troops in Galwan Valley.

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There will be a sensation, says KCR after meeting Kejriwal, Akhilesh

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After his meeting with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav in New Delhi on Saturday, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao said that “there will be a sensation in the country”.

“When two businessmen meet, they discuss business. When two politicians meet, they discuss politics. It’s not a big secret. There should be sensation in the country and this will happen. Let us see what happens as we go forward,” Rao said during a brief chat with media persons after a visit to a school in Delhi.

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief was asked if he discussed politics and political alternatives with Kejriwal and Akhilesh Yadav.

Earlier, Rao received the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister at his residence and greeted him with a bouquet and a shawl.

According to the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) in Hyderabad, both the leaders discussed various national issues.

KCR, as Rao is popularly known, is in Delhi as part of his week-long nation-wide tour to meet leaders of various parties and attend few programmes.

KCR, along with his Delhi counterpart Kejriwal, visited Mohammadpur ‘Mohalla Clinic’.

He also visited Dakshin Motibagh Sarvodaya school on Africa Avenue, where Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who holds the Education portfolio, extended him a warm welcome.

KCR watched a powerpoint presentation on education development. Delhi CM, the Deputy CM and officials explained the reforms undertaken by the state government in the education sector.

The Telangana CM went around the class rooms in Sarvodaya school and interacted with students. Kejriwal explained to KCR about school maintenance and measures taken to strengthen the education system.

KCR said he was impressed with the initiatives taken by Delhi government to improve the standard of government schools and to make the students enterprising.

“The students said they want to be job providers and not job seekers. Some said they want to become Elon Musk,” he said.

KCR said the Telangana government will send teachers and leaders of teachers’ unions to Delhi for the orientation.

“We are not going to replicate… we will our teachers and teachers’ union leaders to get orientation.

“Delhi had to send teachers and officials to other countries to learn about curriculum and various activities to make children enterprising. Our job has become easy. We can get this knowledge from Delhi. Such work should happen in the entire country,” he said.

Asked about opposition from some states to National Education Policy (NEP), KCR said the Centre should make the policies after consultation with the states. “The Centre should not forget that our country is a union of states,” he said.

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Country not moving on path of progress: KCR

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Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday lamented that the country is not moving on the path of progress.

He noted that many villages and urban bodies are still struggling with lack of power supply and people are living in darkness. People are taking to the streets for drinking water and irrigation water needs and expected growth in education and employment has not been registered.

The Union government is not concentrating on such important issues and instead interfering in the state affairs, he said.

KCR, as the chief minister is popularly known, was addressing a review meeting attended by cabinet colleagues and top officials to discuss various issues.

He criticised the system being followed by the Centre since the launch of a 3- tier Panchayat raj system in the country to transfer funds to the villages directly without trusting the state government.

He found fault with the transfer of funds under Jawahar Rojgar yojana, PM Gram Sadak yojana, Employment scheme (NREGA) etc to the local bodies directly from Delhi.

The states are only well-informed about the local issues. It is not a good practice to distribute money to the daily labourers directly by the Central government from New Delhi, he said.

The chief minister said that Telangana is top among states mainly the Prime Minister’s home state Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka in crop production and per capita income.

He pointed out that after Telangana state was formed, some people ridiculed the decisions and the priorities given by the state. They also mocked at conducting a review on the forest department and protection of forests by the state government.

He claimed that today Telangana stands number one in improving green cover and also environmental protection.

The chief minister also stated that Telangana is the first state which has introduced the Green Fund concept.

All the people’s representatives and officials are contributing Rs 100 to Rs 500 every month to the fund. It is also mandatory that 10 per cent of the funds in the local bodies are earmarked for Haritha Haram.

The Mission Bhagiratha scheme helped to streamline the drinking water system which was in the state of collapse. Except Telangana, there is no other state in the country which is supplying drinking water to every household, he said.

KCR said several national television channels telecast programmes on the achievements and growth registered in Telangana.

“Many states were surprised and they started calling on phone and enquired about the development in the new state . We achieved unprecedented growth in a short time,” he said.

The chief minister said that the demand to introduce Telangana schemes like round the clock power supply and free power to agriculture to farming is growing in other states.

People from Raichur in Karnataka are demanding their BJP MLA to implement Telangana schemes in their constituency or merge their Assembly constituency with Telangana.

KCR expressed happiness over Palle Pragati and Pattana Pragati programmes of Telangana getting nationwide applause.

The programmes are aimed at improving the quality of life in rural and urban areas respectively. It is also a proud moment that under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, Telangana villages clinched 10 out of 10 awards in the first phase and 19 Telangana out of 20 in the second round, he said.

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