Telangana BJP chief challenges BRS for open debate on Central assistance

Hyderabad, Jan 7 (FN Agency) Accusing the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) of misleading the people on Central assistance to the state, Telangana Bharatiya Janata Party president Bandi Sanjay Kumar on Saturday challenged the ruling party leaders for an open debate on the issue.Addressing the BJP booth committee functionaries at the state party office, Sanjay said the BJP was ready for a debate on how much money the centre had released to the state in the last eight years. “We can produce whatever evidence you want in this regard. Ask your father to come prepared with his resignation letter,” Sanjay suggested to BRS working president K T Rama Rao.He alleged that the BRS government was in fact diverting the central funds for its purposes.

“It has diverted central funds released to gram panchayats and also under National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme,” he said.Stating that the people of the state were in dire straits, the Telangana BJP president said the BRS government had done nothing for them except paying pensions. “Even the so-called Rythu Bandhu assistance is not reaching the beneficiaries, as the banks are adjusting the amount towards old dues of crop loans,” he regretted. Sanjay said the state government was earning a revenue of Rs 40,000 crore from liquor sales. Even after spending money on pensions and other welfare schemes, the government is still left with Rs 10,000 crore. “Where is the money going? Why is the government not disclosing the details of revenue and expenditure? Instead, it is trying to blame the Centre,” he criticised.