TRS failed to implement poll promises: Narayanasamy

Chandrasekhar Rao

Hyderabad: Puducherry Chief Minister and Congress leader V Narayanasamy Monday alleged that the ruling TRS in Telangana did not implement its electoral promises and failed on other counts and said it was high time it should be ousted from power.

“By the time of bifurcation, it was a surplus state (Telangana). Now, it has become debt-ridden state. Rs 2.20 lakh crore is the debt for this government. The burden is on the common man, not on the Chief Minister. Therefore, he is instrumental in making the state bankrupt,” he told PTI here.

Narayanasamy visited Gandhi Bhavan, the headquarters of Congress in Telangana, here Monday. More than 4,000 farmers committed suicide in Telangana due to the failure of the state government, he claimed. “Twelve per cent reservation for STs, 12 per cent reservation for minorities. It has been given a go by. It has not been done,” he said.

The Chandrasekhar Rao government had failed to serve the cause of those who sacrificed their life for separate Telangana, he claimed. It was “surprising to know” that there was no woman member in the state cabinet, he said. It was during Congress regime that prestigious projects like Central government institutions, IT sector and flyovers came up in Hyderabad, he said.

“It is high time the KCR government should go,” he said. Narayanasamy said he would be available to the party for campaigning in Telangana if he was invited. Asked about TRS’ criticism that the alliance between Congress and TDP for the Assembly polls is “unholy” as the Telugu Desam Party was formed on anti-Congress plank, he asked whether the TRS ‘alliance’ with the BJP was holy.

The TRS supported NDA in the no-confidence motion moved against the government in Lok Sabha, he said. Telangana goes to polls on 7 December. Congress has teamed up with TDP, CPI and Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS) for the elections.