NIZAMABAD: Former IPS officer and Bahujan Samaj Party Telangana state chief Dr RS Praveen Kumar has alleged BRS Rajya Sabha member Joginipalli Santosh Kumar has announced the adoption of 1,000 acres of forest lands near Kondagattu temple shrine only to take up real estate business and amass huge wealth.
Why the Rajya Sabha member has announced the adoption of 1,000 acres of forest lands immediately after Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao announced Rs 600 crore for the development of the Kondagattu temple shrine in Jagtial district, he questioned. What did Mr Santosh Kumar do all these nine years after attaining power and why he has not thought of adopting Kondagattu earlier, he asked and charged that the main motto is to encroach the lands at Kondagattu and take up real estate like they had done at Yadadri in the name of development.
Dr Praveen Kumar toured Nizamsagar mandal of Jukkal assembly segment in the Nizamabad district on Friday as part of the Bahujanula Rajyadhikara yatra, which entered its 182nd day. He interacted with various sections including students and participated in serving midday meals to the students. He also keenly observed the making of pots by a potter on a wheel.
Speaking on the occasion, he alleged that the government had launched the Dalit bandhu scheme only for commissions and benefit various vehicles in the showrooms. He alleged that the officials were forcing the beneficiary to purchase tractors only from a particular showroom owned by speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy. He charged that the government was cheating the dalits by giving vehicles such as harvesters, JCBs, and tractors without providing them skill training and service centres for repairs.
Expressing concern over pathetic roads in the assembly segment, he asked why the BRS government was focussing only on Gajwel, Siddipet and Sircilla assembly segments neglecting other segments in taking up developmental works including roads. He charged that the government planning to cheat the farmers in the name of the Master plan in Kamareddy, Jagtial and Jukkal.
The BSP chief demanded the government to ban the RSS mouthpiece ‘Pancha janya’ newspaper for making remarks against Supreme Court. He also found fault with the Union government for conducting IT raids on BBC offices for telecasting a documentary on Narendra Modi when he was chief minister of Gujarat state in 2002. BSP leaders Balaraj, Gangaram, Suresh Goud, Sailu, Pragna Kumar, Tukaram, Vasantha and others were also present.