Agencies, Chevella, AP
Congress president Sonia Gandhi today reiterated that an enviable package of schemes for the development of Telangana will be unveiled as soon as the UPA returns to power at the Centre.
Addressing a public meeting here during the second phase of her electioneering in Telangana region, she said a Rs 40,000 crore developmental package would be taken up for the welfare of all sections of the people.
She said the Pranahita-Chevella-Palmuru irrigation project would be declared as a national project,and one of the biggest power projects to generate 4,000 MW electricity will be set up in the Telangana to remove power shortage in the region.
Reiterating that the dream of a separate Telangana state came true because of relentless efforts of the Congress facing many hardships and hurdles created by some parties,she said that the Congress was now committed to ensure social justice in the region.
Appealing to the people not to trust the Telangana rashtra samithi which did not believe in keeping its word,she said that the people should carefully decide as to which party they entrust the first government of the new state.
Ms Gandhi alleged the TRS believed only in opportunistic politics and works only for personal gain. She said the people of the region at large should get the benefits of Telangana.
The real leaders of Telangana were the people who struggled for the creation of the new state, she said and assured the people that speedier development of Telangana was possible only through the Congress.
Ms Gandhi, who began her speech ‘greeting the brothers and sisters’ in Telugu to the delight of a large gathering, said there would be a tax holiday for ten years in the backward regions of Telangana.
She said revenues accrued from Hyderabad would also be utilized for the development of Telangana.