Finance Minister Harish Rao criticized the BJP-led Centre for discriminating against southern states, especially Telangana. He expressed disappointment that leaders rejected by the people were being accepted into opposition parties like BJP and Congress. Rao stated that Telangana has not received any support from the Centre, with promises unfulfilled and funds withheld. The Centre deceived Telangana by denying them their rightful dues, including a railway coach factory in Kazipet.
Despite the challenges imposed by the Centre, Rao assured that the ruling party, BRS, is committed to fulfilling the aspirations of the people. He expressed confidence that they would secure a third term in the next elections. Rao commended MLA GudemMahipal Reddy for his efforts in transforming Patancheru and promised that the constituency would receive Metro Rail services after the upcoming elections.
In a separate event, Rao inaugurated a Freedom Park and a branch of the District Cooperative Central Bank (DCCB) in Patancheru. The park cost Rs 3.26 crore to develop, while the DCCB branch was established with a budget of Rs 1.5 crore. Additionally, the minister also inaugurated the R&B guest house in Patancheru, which was constructed at a cost of Rs 2.4 crore.