Congress leader Digvijay Singh today said Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has forgotten all his pre-poll promises and alleged Central funds meant for tackling drought were diverted for other purposes. Singh maintained power in Telangana is concentrated in the hands of the Chief Minister and his family. “Is power being shared by KCR (the CM)?…no…total power is concentrated in the hands of KCR, his son (IT Minister K T Rama Rao), his nephew (Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao), his daughter (K Kavita) and his family,” the Congress veteran told reporters here.
“The Chief Minister has been criticising the Congress for “hindering” the implementation of irrigation projects. But, our charge is there has been a cost escalation in all ongoing projects without any real reason,” he said. “He (KCR) promised of making a Dalit Telangana’s first Chief Minister (if TRS came to power). But, he has not done so,” the AICC General Secretary said. “He (KCR) is claiming Telangana tops the ease of doing business ranking. Yes, both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are doing well in ease of doing business. Because business is being done by two CMs (KCR and his AP counterpart Chandrababu Naidu) and corruption prevails in both states,” Singh said.
The Rajya Sabha MP claimed the Finance Ministry (in Telangana) has been marginalised in the name of improving ease of doing business and the state is burdened with huge debt. “KCR has forgotten all his (pre-poll) promises… unemployment is rampant in Telangana,” the former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister said. “The state is facing drought and drinking water problem, but the Central Government funds meant for fighting drought have been diverted,” he alleged.