K M Dayashankar
KARIMNAGAR: Former Health Minister and BJP leader Etala Rajender has thanked TRS working president and Minister for IT K Taraka Rama Rao for accepting the defeat in the by-elections to the Huzurabad assembly segment.
Responding to TRS working president stated that the Huzurabad elections were a small issue and the government will not fall or come to power at the Centre with the outcome of the election result, Mr Rajender thanked the Minister for accepting the facts in the Huzurabad segment and added that the TRS candidate would lose the deposit in the elections.
Talking to newsmen in Jammikunta town on Wednesday, the former Minister alleged that the TRS government was threatening all his supporters for moving with him. He said that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao paid floral tributes to the portrait of DR BR Ambedkar and raised slogan of “Jai Bheem” only after seven years in the government. Stating that the government was showering several sops to the people of Huzurabad assembly segment, he demanded the government to announce the same to all the people of the state.
He said that after his demand the government had appointed a dalit IAS officer in the CMO and appointed Professor Limbradri as the higher education council chairman and changed the intelligence chief. In spite of doing all these, the people would not believe the TRS, he said and added that the India Today survey had stated that the Chief Minister credibility had come down to 84 per cent.
Demanding the state government to appoint tribal and BC IAS officers in the CMO, he said that the government should prove its sincerity by providing Rs 10 lakhs to all families in the state on the lines of Chinthamadaka village, the native of CM.
“The people have decided to elect me from the segment to protect the self-respect”, he said and added that there would be lots of political changes after his victory in the elections. He said that he would emerge as the voice of the people and exert pressure on the government to end its autocracy. Former ZP chairperson Tula Uma, former legislator A Ravinder Reddy and others were also present.