Hyderabad: Denying the allegations levelled against Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy that he had ‘made’ Rs 100 crore from the Hyderabad Metro Rail Project, two Ministers from Telangana on Tuesday lashed out against Telangana Rashtra Samithi president K Chandrasekhar Rao and Telangana Political Joint Action Committee convenor M Kodandaram for their comments.
The two Ministers, Danam Nagender and Mukesh Goud, Ministers for Labour and Cooperatives respectively, lunched a broadside against KCR and Prof Kodandaram at a well attended meet at the Secretariat on Tuesday, saying that there was no truth to the allegations.
They also blamed K Chandrasekhar Rao for trying to put a spanner in the works of the Metro Rail Project by his views and comments.
Due to KCR’s faulty principles, lakhs of Telangana students were finding Seemandhra safe for pursuing their studies, the Ministers said.
“The TRS has been turned into a private company and KCR knows no limits for raising illegal income,” they added.
Pointing out that the Metro Rail project was envisaged to serve as an alternative facility to the commuters in the greater Hyderabad, the Ministers said that “The Metro Rail would go ahead without causing any inconvenience to any places of worship enroute,” the two Ministers said.
The two Ministers stated that Metro Rail would go ahead as scheduled despite the opposition expressed against it by KCR and Prof Kodandaram.
“If at all any land was required on the way, care will be taken as to substantiate any loss incurred by the owners of the land,” they said.
Referring to the Telangana separate statehood issue, they attacked KCR and Prof Kodandaram for their remarks and flatly refused to resign.
“We would stay with the Congress High Command,” they asserted.
Mr Nagender was the more vociferous of the two, saying that “if we start speaking, KCR shall have to flee.” KCR and his family were sternly warned by the Ministers for deliberately raking up issues which were unwarranted.
“Any attempt to pollute the peaceful environment in the state would not be tolerated,” they said.(INN)