Published On: Mon, Jan 28th, 2019

Telangana Guv sounds more like a TRS leader than a Constitutional head: Congress

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The Congress also remarked that if the extension for the term, which is set to expire in June, is not given, Narasimhan may even join the TRS.
TNM Staff
Governor E S L Narasimhan
The Congress in Telangana on Sunday alleged that Governor E S L Narasimhan has been lobbying for an extension of his term as he has been all praise for the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in the state. Speaking to reporters, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) treasurer Gudur Narayana Reddy also remarked that if the extension for the term, which is set to expire in June, is not given, Narasimhan may even join the TRS. 
“The governor has made multiple references in praise of chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and the ruling party in his Republic Day speech. He sounded more like a TRS leader than the Constitutional head of the state,” Narayana was quoted as saying. 
The Congress leader also cited the speech that Narasimhan made in the Telangana Legislature on January 19, and said that it seemed as if the speech was written by a public relations officer from the TRS and not by Raj Bhavan officials.
Addressing a ceremony to mark the 70th Republic Day at the Parade Grounds in Secunderabad, Narasimhan had said that since the formation of Telangana in 2014, the state government has so far spent Rs 99,643 crore, while more works are proposed to be taken up at an estimated cost of Rs 1.17 lakh crore.
Narasimhan said ‘Mission Bhageeratha’, a one-of-its-kind drinking water programme in the entire country, is nearing completion in Telanagana and by March end, drinking water will be supplied to every household.
Stating that Telangana is the only state providing 24-hour-uninterrupted and free power to the agriculture sector, he said this coupled with better irrigation facilities led to a steep increase in the agriculture output.
Narasimhan noted that the state’s ‘Rythu Bandhu’ scheme launched to provide investment support to farmers, not only found its place in the national agenda but also won appreciation at the UN. 
“Several states are following the Telangana state model. It is a moment of pride for all of us that both the ‘Rythu Bandhu’ and ‘Rythu Bheema’ schemes have become role models for others,” he said.
 
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