Edited By: Pathikrit Sen Gupta
Last Updated: January 17, 2023, 07:30 IST
Telangana chief minister Ok Chandrashekar Rao is making the primary huge transfer in the brand new 12 months on January 18 with a public assembly in Khammam. This goes to be the primary rally by Bharat Rashtra Samithi, KCR’s nationwide celebration. Around two lakh individuals are anticipated to attend and the Telangana CM has invited his counterparts from different states — Arvind Kejriwal from Delhi, Bhagwant Mann from Punjab, and Pinarayi Vijayan from Kerala. He has additionally prolonged an invitation to Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Janata Dal (Secular) chief HD Kumaraswamy. It is learnt that the leaders can have breakfast in Pragathi Bhavan after which depart for Khammam in constitution planes from Begumpet airport.
The venue of the assembly has raised many eyebrows, with political analysts commenting on why KCR selected Khammam to have the primary BRS meet. It could be attributable to the truth that the district shares borders with Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Numerous individuals from Andhra Pradesh have additionally settled in Khammam. In one stroke, the CM could also be attempting to woo individuals from each Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, thus establishing BRS as a very nationwide celebration.
Khammam has historically been a stronghold of communists and the Congress. Just just like the Munugode by-elections, the communists are extending help to the BRS for this mega meet. They have, nevertheless, dominated out any likelihood of an alliance at current.
Khammam has a big place in KCR’s struggle for a separate state. In 2009, when the agitation for splitting from then-undivided Andhra Pradesh was at its peak, he had launched an indefinite starvation strike at Siddipet. The police had arrested him and he was lodged in Khammam sub-jail. Refusing to be examined by medical doctors, KCR had continued his quick in jail. This arrest sparked agitations everywhere in the state. Invoking that incident in a current speech, the chief minister stated that the individuals of Khammam saved him.
Reacting to the BRS chief’s public assembly, former union minister and Congress chief Renuka Chowdhury stated that the individuals of Khammam won’t ever belief KCR because it her celebration’s fort. She stated that the chilli farmers in Khammam had not forgotten how they had been handcuffed and produced in court docket. In 2017, 10 farmers had been dropped at court docket for allegedly vandalising a market yard.
KCR will inaugurate the second section of the Kanti Velugu programme throughout his public assembly. It is a free eye screening scheme for poor sufferers in Telangana. Eyeglasses are offered freed from value. 1.5 crore sufferers might be screened in 100 days at a value of virtually Rs 200 crore.
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