Hyderabad: The senior TDP leader and Khammam MP, Mr Nama Nageshwar Rao, has said that shabby treatment was meted out to the State as well as the Telangana region in the Railway Budget for 2011-12.
Mr Nageshwar Rao has alleged that though more profit was being bestowed to the Indian Railways from the Southern region than the Northern part, the former continues to be shown negligence. “Even as the South Central Railway has been earning handsome profit, gross injustice has been done to the State and the Telangana region right from the beginning and the present budget was also not an exception to this”, he also added.
Mr Nageshwar Rao said that despite the fact that the State contributed 32 MPs out of 42 to the present regime at the Centre, they could not do any justice to the State. Recalling that the MPs from the Telangana region met the Railway Minister, Ms Mamata Benarjee, three months ago and requested her to do justice to the State and the Telangana region, he said that she positively responded then but in contrast, she has shown conspicuous indifference towards the State.
Mr Nageshwar Rao said that the Railway Budget 2011-12 seems to be an attempt to woo the voters keeping in view the elections, but not like the one to which the interests of entire nation were of paramount concern.
Commenting on the Railway Budget, the MP, Mr Manda Jagannatham, said that it was a very good budget, since more preference was given to the State this time unlike in the past. The Karimnagar MP, Mr Ponnam Prabhakar, said that they would successfully complete the Nizamabad-Peddapally railway line at any cost by March, 2012. He also said that MPs from Warangal, Mr Rajaiah, Ms Gundu Sudharani and Mr Balaram Naik have worked very hard and got the railway coach factory for Kazipet. (NSS)