TRS will strive for federal front after polls: KCR

Hyderabad: The TRS would play a role in national politics after the December seven state Assembly elections towards the formation of a “federal front” that enhances the powers of states, party president and caretaker chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said Monday.

Both the Congress and the BJP have miserably failed to rise to the expectations of people, he alleged, addressing an election campaign meeting at Khammam. “…Narendra Modi was given power with lot of hopes, there is nothing great he has done. (He) has not done anything for people,” he said.

The two parties, while in power at the Centre, had centralised powers, encroaching on powers of states, he alleged. “A definite ‘federal front’ that resists and stops them and enhances powers of states needs to come..I have made some effort for it… But, TRS will do politics, after these polls, that keeps Delhi under check,” he said.

Rao, who resumed his election campaign after a gap, said the state government was implementing as many as 411 welfare schemes. He highlighted the schemes and promises of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), including ‘Rythu Bandhu‘ investment support scheme for farmers, hike in social security pension for poor, ‘Kanti Velugu‘ eye screening for all, high salaries paid to Anganwadi personnel and others.

Referring to the criticism against the TRS government on the double bedroom houses for poor, he said it would be useful for two generations. The Congress and the TDP are part of the “grand alliance” of opposition parties for the assembly elections.

He criticised the Congress and TDP for failing to ensure adequate power when they were in power. Attacking Telugu Desam party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu, he alleged that the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister has written to the Centre opposing certain irrigation projects in Telangana.