Failures mark BJP rule at the Centre, says Harish Rao
Telangana Finance and Health Minister Harish Rao on Tuesday slammed the Union government
HYDERABAD: Telangana Finance and Health Minister Harish Rao on Tuesday slammed the Union government in general and the BJP in particular saying that they had failed to deliver on their promises in all aspects. Speaking in the assembly, the health minister listed out the failures and unfulfilled promises of the BJP government at the Centre, be it bringing back black money to the country, depositing Rs 15 lakh in accounts of the poor, demonetisation, inter-linking of rivers, make in India, providing sops to MSMEs, doubling the income of farmers, eradicating terrorism in the country.
Harish Rao further made scathing comments against the Centre for its step-motherly treatment of Telangana by not allotting a single national institute such as III-T, IIT, NIT and IISRE. Rao alleged that the Centre, which allotted 157 medical colleges across the country, had not given a single college to Telangana. He criticised the Central government for spewing venom at the Telangana government besides not providing any assistance and announcing institutes of national recognition to the state. He said that the BJP's motto was to foment communal hatred while TRS was working for the unity of all sections of the people.
On the occasion of the introduction of Telangana Public Employment Superannuation Amendment Bill in the Assembly, Harish Rao said that the state government had decided to increase the age limit of professors, associate professors and assistant professors working in medical education to 65 years, which, he said, would benefit 49 people in the state. He said that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) took a revolutionary decision to establish 33 medical colleges in the state.
Responding to a question by opposition members Sridhar Babu and Raghunandhan Rao on the vacant doctors' posts in the medical department, Harish Rao said that after TRS came to power, the state government had taken up the the process for the recruitment of thousands of doctors and staff nurses in the health department. He clarified that the process of appointment of another thousand doctors was in the final stage.