Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, stated that the party’s proposal for a BC (Backward Class) Chief Minister in Telangana aims to give recognition to the marginalized sections of society. He emphasized that the BCs in Telangana have been neglected by both the Congress and the ruling party. The party believes that it is time for a non-dynastic leader from a backward class family to become the CM and ensure the welfare of BC communities.
Chandrasekhar criticized the Congress and the ruling party for their failure to develop the state over the past years. He claimed that both parties have deceived the people with false promises and that development has been limited to Hyderabad, while the districts have been left behind. He specifically mentioned the lack of progress in upgrading ITIs in Telangana, where students are still being trained using outdated machinery and tools from 1957.
The minister further accused the Congress of making empty guarantees during elections without any intention of fulfilling them. He cited examples from Congress-ruled states where promises such as free power, unemployment allowance, and welfare schemes have not been implemented. He also highlighted corruption and appeasement as common practices in dynastic parties like the Congress.
Chandrasekhar pointed out instances of corruption in Congress-ruled states, including the discovery of Rs. 109 crore meant for party elections in Telangana and a scam involving Rs. 508 crore in Chhattisgarh. He contrasted these actions with the Central government’s initiatives to provide financial support to apprentices undergoing training in various sectors.
Overall, Chandrasekhar emphasized the need for a change in leadership in Telangana to prioritize the welfare and development of backward classes, which have been neglected by previous governments. He called for transparency, accountability, and a focus on fulfilling promises made to the people.