The BJP Hanumakonda district president, Rao Padma, held a press conference in Hanumakonda on Saturday. She accused the IT, MA&UD Minister KT Rama Rao of speaking negatively about the Central Government. She stated that KTR was trying to take credit for work done by the BJP-led Central Government, which was misleading. She also criticized the BRS Government for failing to acquire land for the Railway’s periodical overhauling (POH) unit but blaming the Centre.
Padma pointed out that most of the developmental work in the Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC) is being carried out using Central funds from programmes like Smart City Mission, Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). She also criticized KCR for not keeping his promise of sanctioning Rs 300 special developmental funds for Warangal every year and for not speaking about rain-affected farmers.
Padma accused BRS leaders of being more interested in kickbacks than developing the city. She also alleged that the State Government was unable to provide salaries to its employees. Padma challenged Chief Whip D Vinay Bhaskar to a debate on the development taking place in Warangal and funds received from the Central Government. She criticized KTR for failing to develop the IT industry in Hyderabad but promising to turn Warangal into an IT hub.
Padma accused BRS leaders of mudslinging on the BJP because they are afraid of its popularity. She demanded that the State Government earmark land for the construction of a BJP party office in Hanumakonda. Senior BJP leaders DesiniSadanandam Goud, Kandagatla Satyanarayana, and ChallaJaipal Reddy were also present at the press conference.