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Congress asks KCR to focus on governance

Hyderabad, June 1 (PMI): The Congress today advised Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao to focus on governance which he did not touch after winning the Assembly elections in December 2018.

            In a statement here on Saturday, TPCC treasurer Gudur Narayana Reddy said in the last six months, KCR held one cabinet meeting with one Home Minister Mahmood Ali on January 8 and another on February 21 to finalize Vote-on-Account budget. Despite formation of government 169 days ago, there are six vacancies in the Council of Ministers. This style of functioning only signifies dictatorial form of governance and not the democratic one, he charged.

Gudur said none of the electoral promises made by KCR in his party manifesto for Assembly elections of 2018 have been fulfilled. “Taking refuge behind the Model Code of Conduct, KCR enjoyed ‘Holiday from Governance’ for nearly six months. However, the Chief Minister, under the garb of ‘religious pilgrimage’, undertook political tours to Odisha, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu to pursue the idea of Federal Front. All this was done using money from public exchequer,” he said.

            He also said the promise of enhancing Rythu Bandhu amount from Rs 8,000 to Rs. 10,000 per acre remained on paper only. There was also no clarity on when the unemployment allowance of Rs 3,016 will be paid to the jobless youth. Gudur said a serious financial crisis in Telangana due to continuous fall in revenues, rising expenditure and increasing burden of debts and their interest.

            The Congress leader said the Model Code of Conduct in the State would come to an end in the second week of June after the completion of MPP and ZPP polls process. The Chief Minister should immediately convene Assembly session to discuss the current issues and find an immediate solution. He should also expand his cabinet to bring the total number of ministers to 18 which is a Constitutional necessity.  (PMI)

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