KCR rules out early polls in Telangana

Hyderabad, March 15: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao today ruled out going for mid-term polls in the state.

Replying to debate on motion of thanks to the governor for his address in the legislative council, he said that if the government does good work, people will support it.

He told the House that the TRS government is moving ahead on the path of development. He was confident that the government will overcome all hurdles to achieve its objective.

KCR’s remarks were in an obvious reference to state chief N. Uttam Kumar Reddy’s statement that the sops announced for various sections in the budget for 2017-18 clearly indicate that the state is heading for mid-terms polls in 2018.

The Chief Minister said his government will eliminate contract employee system in the state. He declared that the services of eligible home guards will be regularised. He remarked that it is not proper to pay such low wages.

The CM alleged that the Congress leaders were adopting double-standards on various issues. He said a section of their leaders demand the government to solve the problems while another section go to courts and get stay. He cited the example of the issue relating to contract lecturers.

KCR advised Congress leader Mohammed Ali Shabbir to make his party leaders withdraw the case relating to contract lecturers.Congress MLC P. Sudhakar Reddy drew KCR’s attention to Andhra Pradesh taking in its control four villages which are not likely to be submerged by Polavaram project and he wanted the government to take steps for taking back the villages.
To this, KCR said he already took up the issue with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. He assured the House that he will again take up the issue and try to get back the villages.

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