Harish Rao flays Etala Rajender for not constructing double bedroom houses in Huzurabad segment


K M Dayashankar


Promises Aasara and double bedroom houses to Anganwadi workers

Telangana govt providing Rs 13,650 per month as salary to Anganwadi workers

Gujarat state was providing only Rs 7,800 per month

Appeals the voters to elect working TRS government in elections


KARIMNAGAR: Minister for Finance T Harish Rao has launched a scathing attack against former Health Minister Etala Rajender for not constructing at least one single double bedroom house when Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had sanctioned 4,000 houses to the Huzurabad assembly segment.

Mr Harish was speaking at a thanksgiving meeting organised by TNGOs along with the Anganwadi workers for increasing their wages in Huzurabad town on Sunday. On this occasion, Mr Harish Rao flayed Mr Rajender for ridiculing the implementation of Rythu bandhu, Aasara pensions and Kalyanalaxmi programmes. But, the state government was committed for the implementation of all the welfare schemes, he added.

Appealing to the people to support the TRS government and the Chief Minister for introducing several welfare schemes, he promised to provide Aasara pensions and double bedroom houses to the eligible Anganwadi workers. He also assured to promote 450 Anganwadi workers as supervisors very soon and added that the state government would provide salaries to the Anganwadi workers in the first week of every month.

Flaying the BJP charges that the Central government was providing salaries for the Anganwadi workers, he clarified that the Union government was providing only Rs 2,700 per month and the state government was adding additional Rs 10,950 per month to provide a monthly salary of Rs 13,650 to each Anganwadi worker. He reminded that the Gujarat state was providing only Rs 7,800 per month as salary to the Anganwadi worker.

Claiming that the Telangana state government had increased the salaries for the Anganwadi workers on three occasions during the last seven years, he said that the TRS government alone had increased the salaries for the outsourcing and contract workers on par with the government employees.

Minister for Civil Supplies and BC Welfare Gangula Kamalakar said that the Anganwadi workers were doing social work than doing the government job. He also recollected the role of Anganwadi workers during the Telangana statehood movement.

TNGOs state president Devi Prasad alleged that the governments in integrated Andhra Pradesh state had tortured the Anganwadi workers when they demanded the increase of wages by using the horses. Former Minister E Peddi Reddy, TRS leader P Kaushik Reddy, Huzurabad TRS candidate Gellu Srinivas Yadav, TNGOs district president M Jagadeshwar, district leaders Sirisha, Jaya, Swaroopa, Bhagya and others were also present.

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