Union Minister for Culture and Tourism, and TS BJP Chief G Kishan Reddy, along with BJP MP Dr K Laxman, criticized the BRS election manifesto, calling it a collection of lies. They held a joint media conference on Sunday to address their concerns.
Kishan Reddy pointed out that the BRS party had failed to fulfill their previous promises, such as appointing a Dalit CM, providing three acres of land for Dalits, giving unemployment allowance, offering Pavala Vaddi to women, reopening closed industries like Nizam’s factor, waiving farm loans, providing free fertilizers to farmers, and more. He also mentioned that the state’s debt has increased significantly without any increase in wealth. He criticized the party’s economic policy, claiming it burdened discoms with a debt of Rs 45,000 crore. He also criticized their drinking policy, irrigation policy, and Dalit policy, referring to them as corrupt practices. He demanded that CM KCR be held accountable for the BRS party’s unfulfilled promises in the previous elections.
Kishan Reddy further questioned the progress on the construction of 24 NIMS-like hospitals in 23 districts and the allocation of Rs 50,000 crore for Dalits. He accused the government of diverting funds meant for the SC sub-plan. He also highlighted the unfulfilled promises of establishing a Mahila Bank, providing houses and health cards for journalists, creating a journalists Bhavan, implementing NIR policy, establishing the Hyderabad to Warangal industrial corridor, improving the drainage system, providing internet facility and roads, rejuvenating Musi river, and more.
The BRS government has opened corporations in the names of Musi, Hussain Sagar, Water, Kaleswaram, etc., to take loans from NABARD and banks in order to avoid fiscal responsibility. Additionally, 20 percent of the State revenue is being used to pay interest. The government’s inefficiency is evident in its failure to issue job notifications and postpone exams, causing distress among the unemployed. Kishan Reddy expressed doubt in the BRS manifesto’s claim to benefit 90 lakh people.
Dr K Laxman also criticized the manifesto, accusing the BRS chief of deceiving people with new promises while failing to fulfill previous ones. He mentioned the failure to provide double bedroom houses, implement the Gruhalakshmi scheme, fulfill promises for Divyang people as per the Centers Divyang’s Act of 2016, provide Dalit Bandhu to only 162 people in the second phase, scrap subsidies in the name of Dalit Bandhu, offer 10 percent reservation and pounds to STs, implement BC sub-plan, issue new ration cards, and provide jobs to the family members of Telangana martyrs.
Furthermore, BJP national vice-president DK Aruna criticized the BRS election manifesto for making new promises without implementing previous ones.