BJP promises separate budget for agriculture if elected

Hyderabad: Senior BJP leader Bandaru Dattatraya Sunday said the party would present a separate budget for Agriculture, if it comes to power in Telangana after the coming assembly elections.

Referring to the proposals in the yet-to-be released election manifesto of the BJP, the Secunderabad MP said the party would give priority to irrigation and inter-linking of rivers in the state.

Free bicycles will be provided to school students and scooters to college students, he told reporters here. The former union minister also promised jobs to one person in the family of Telangana martyrs, and to set up Drivers’ Welfare Board, driving schools in each district besides free breakfast to NREGS workers.

“Subsidy on subsidised sheep units would be enhanced to Rs 50,000 from the existing Rs 20,000 given per unit,” he said. Telangana is going to polls on 7 December. On N Chandrababu Naidu government’s move to withdraw the “general consent” accorded to the CBI to conduct probe in that state, Dattatraya said, “Chandrababu Naidu seems to be afraid of the CBI and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”

Noting that PM Modi was striving for the development of all states in the country, he asserted that people in Telangana would vote BJP to power in the coming elections.” He expressed surprise over Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) leader M Kodandaram forging an alliance with the Congress for the ensuing polls, he added.