On a visit to Telangana on Sunday,PM Modi launched various projects worth Rs.13,500 crores.
Reception recieved in Telangana
Posters during PM’s visit to Mahbubnagar on Sunday , October 1,2023.Image credit: The Hindu
Posters criticising PM Modi appeared as he arrived in Hyderabad this Sunday,1 October afternoon, he was welcomed by posters and flyers questioning his recent comments in Parliament.
Similar posters were passed when Mr. Modi visited Hyderabad for a public meeting in Warangal a few months ago, and is being linked to the ruling BRS.
This is PM Modi’s first big counter to the ruling BRS government which has accused the Centre of not paying attention to Telangana and the failure to fulfil promises made under the AP Reorganisation Act.
Similar such posters appeared,when the Congress Working (CWC) meeting in Hyderabad, September. They targeted the Congress Leadership , including Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.This too was apparently passed by BRS Cadre.
Talasani Srinivas Yadav received PM Modi upon his arrival and participated in the official programs.
CM KCR skipped this event,making it the sixth time he has done so far since February 2022.
This visit of PM Modi is significant as the state is going for polls in November -December. This also marks the start of BJP’s campaign in Telangana.
CM KCR skipped PM Modi’s program even after he was invited following the protocol neither did he receive the PM at the airport upon his arrival,earlier this year.
After arriving in Hyderabad he travelled to Palamuru in Mahbubnagar district, addressing a large rally.
New Projects launched by PM Modi
PM Narendra Modi with Telangana Governor Mrs.Soundararajan and BJP MP Mr.Sanjay Kumar while laying ceremony of the projects . Image credit: PTI
The PM flagged off the first train service on the railway between Jaklair and Krishna, and another train service between Kacheguda and Raichur,laid the foundation stones for other rail and road projects, while also inaugurating the four-lane Suryapet -Khammam highway.He also dedicated the Hassan -Cherlapally LPG pipeline to the nation,which enables 37 lakh more consumers to access LPG.
He announced a National Turmeric Board for benefit of the farmers of Nizamabad district,and a Central Tribal University in the state,both being very significant politically.The Tribal University would be established with a cost of Rs.900 crore and ,named after the tribal deities Sammakka and Sarakka . The setting up of a Tribal University in Mulagi would benefit the youth especially those from tribal communities,said Modi in an official tweet on ‘X’ formerly Twitter.
PM Modi also announced that the Central University of Hyderabad has been given the title of Institution of Eminence ,which provides special funds to the institution
Addressing the People
Beginning his speech in Telugu Modi addressed the people as his family – “Naa Kutumba Sabhyalara “and continued to address them in the same way. He lashed out at the governing BRS (Bharat Rashtra Samithi) , AIMIM ( All India Majlis-e- Ittehadul Muslimeen) and Congress to be family-run political parties — of the family, for the family and by the family. Accusing the two parties (BRS and AIMIM) of running the show like a private company.
Highlighting his commitment to the state,he said that the centre paid utmost importance to farmers, despite their government not being in the state.His speech pointed a significant attention to agriculture,and said that previous governments at the Centre spent only Rs.3,400 crore for paddy procurement until 2014 in Telangana but,his government spent Rs.24,000 crore in just one year.
As per the 2011 census, Schedule Tribes constitute 9.4% of Telangana’s total population. A tribal university will bolster their claim of working for the welfare of the ST community and counter welfare schemes doled out by KCR, for BJP.