Nizamabad MP K Kavitha on Thursday pledged support to the demand of special status to the state of Andhra Pradesh, but added that the benefits which would be given the neighbouring state should be extended also to Telangana.
Replying to another question, Kavitha said the TRS was having friendly relations with the Centre. “We don’t know on what basis Centre gave Rs 2,000 crore to Andhra Pradesh. The Centre should fulfill all the promises,” said Kavitha.
The Nizamabad MP said the state government had received funds from the Centre as its right. The BJP leaders during elections projected as if the Centre did a favour on Telangana, she said and added that the Centre actually gave additional Rs 1,500 crore apart from what the State was entitled to get.
On the pending promises, Kavitha said the promises were being fulfilled by the Centre, which is a good practice and if the state doesn’t get them, there is always scope for an agitation.
Reacting to the power-point presentation of the Congress, Kavitha said there was nothing to talk on this. “Had Congress provided water to 98 lakh acres, there would be no suicides by farmers. We thought Uttam Kumar Reddy, who is from a good profession, would make sensible remarks, but he too made a jugglery out of the figures,” said Kavitha.
The TRS leader said that Telangana Boggu Gani Karmika Sangam (TBGKS) would soon hoist pink flag on the Singareni Collieries Company Limited. She claimed that TRS had worked for welfare of the workers.