Tamilisai urges everyone in Telangana to bury differences

File photo of Tamilisai Soundararajan

Chennai / Hyderabad:  Appreciating the progress made by Telangana in various spheres, new Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan has urged all concerned to set aside their political and social differences and become partners in building a strong State to promote a strong nation.

Telangana stood before the country as a model State where the foundations for the construction of a “Bangaru Telangana” (golden Telangana) have been laid strongly, she said. “In this endeavour, I exhort everyone to set aside all political and social differences and become partners with my government in building a strong State to promote a strong nation,” Tamilisai, who assumed the office of Governor on Sunday, said in a message.

She said she has been told that Telangana has achieved an impressive 14.84 per cent GSDP in 2018-19 and the States wealth has also increased phenomenally from Rs 4 lakh crore of 2014 to Rs 8.66 lakh crore now.

“I am happy to share the joy of my role as a partner in the task of promoting all round development of Telangana State with the able guidance and leadership of Chief Minister Sri Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao,” she said. She said the “30 days action plan’ for development of all villages in the State is set to become benchmark in administration.

“The programmes for Cleanliness, Haritha Haram, Power generation, Rythu Bandhu and Rythu Bheema, Mission Kakatiya, Mission Bhageeratha are some of the unique programmes for their foolproof implementation,” she said.
The government has become a role model in the country in fulfilling the aspirations of Dalits, Tribals, Backward Classes and the minorities, she claimed.

“I wish to conclude by saying that the government has taken up the ardent task of reconstruction and rejuvenation of the State economy in the same spirit of performing holy yagnas and homas,” she added.


Apology sought
The Telangana unit of the BJP has reacted sharply to an article written by Vanam Jwala Narasimha Rao, the Chief Public Relations Officer of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, on appointment of Governors.
In his recent piece in The Hans India, Narasimha Rao has written about the appointment and role of Governors in Indian States. Referring to the report of the Sarkaria Commission, which was appointed in the late 80s to look into the matter of Governor appointments, Rao said that Governors must be persons of “eminence in some field and should be a detached figure with little record of participation in the local politics of the State”.
Reacting to this, Telangana BJP chief spokesperson Krishna Saagar Rao said that the piece targeted Tamilisai Soundararajan. Apart from an apology to Tamilisai, BJP demanded that the Chief Minister should condemn the piece and initiate action against the CPRO.