HYDERABAD: Villagers of Chintamadaka, native village of chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, are desperately craving for the attention of their Muddu Bidda. The villagers have prepared a wish-list that includes a police station, junior college, two-bedroom houses and other facilities for their village. However, the CM has not visited his native village for nearly two years now. He visited the village last in September, 2014 to cast his vote for the Medak Lok Sabha by-poll. But he could not announce any sops as a model election code was in place. What has the Chintamadaka villagers fuming is that while KCR has not been visiting their village, he has been frequenting his adopted village ‘Erravelli’, where his farm-house is located. Not only that, the CM has announced many schemes for Erravelli including naming it as the first village to be provided two-bedroom houses. “We met the chief minister four times in the past two and half years. He promised to pay a visit. But till date, he has not the time to do so,” a local leader lamented. A couple of months ago, the villagers met Chandrasekhar Rao and requested that Chintamadaka be made the mandal headquarters. But the request was turned down by the officials as there was a similar request from neighbouring Narayanaraopet village. Since it is located only 18 kms from Siddipet town, Chintamadaka village was brought under the Siddipet Rural mandal. “Many promises were made during the assembly elections such as setting up a police station, junior college and hostel for backward class students and construction of a Ramalayam temple. The primary school building is in dilapidated condition and requires urgent attention. Though the government came to power two and half years ago, none of promises have materialized,” Kusa Rajeshwar, an agriculturist of the village, said. Rajeshwar, who is a B.Com graduate said there are many unemployed youth in the village as the self-employment and government schemes have not reached the village. The village with about 2,000 population has many problems including roads, school buildings, water and drainage facilities. Chintamadaka gram panchayats gets a revenue of about Rs 70,000 per annum through property tax and water bills. But it has been paying Rs 1,08,000 towards salaries to four sanitary workers per year. “The gram panchayat has been facing financial problems because of which it has not been able to take up development works such as street lights and other basic facilities in the village. The only development is that the gram panchayat has got a new building at a cost of Rs 12 lakh which is now ready for inauguration,” Erolla Lakshmi Sekhar, sarpanch of Chintamadaka. The sarpanch said a double road has been sanctioned by the government to connect Jakkapur to Medak highway via Chintamada for better connectivity. Apart from this, a bank, a primary health centre and gram panchayat were sanctioned and ready for inauguration. “As many as 100 families are getting affected in the new double road formation. Siddipet MLA and Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao has promised to announce 100 two-bedroom houses. But till date, they have not been sanctioned,” A Satyanarayana, another resident said. Locals say there has been lot of hopes on chief minister since he belongs to the village. “Our chief minister has promised to spend a whole day in the village and solve all problems. We invited him to participate in various inauguration programmes in the village. It is true the CM could not visit the village for the past two years due to
his busy schedule,” Chintamadaka Mandal Parishad Territorial Constituency (MPTC) Chemalla Devavva Rajaiah.