CMP to be legalised, separate ministry for it: Ramana

Hyderabad, Nov 17 (UNI) Telangana Telugu Desam Party (TTDP) President L Ramana on Saturday said that the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) of Mahakutami, re-named as Prajakutami (Peoples Front) will be legalised and also a separate Ministry will be created for it.

Speaking at the Meet-the-Programme, organised jointly by Telangana Working Journalists’ Federation (TWJF) and Hyderabad Union of Journalists (HUJ) at Sundaraiah Vignana Bhavan here, Mr Ramana said that the CMP is being preparing under the Chairmanship of Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS) President Prof Kodandaram who played a vital role during the separate statehood movement.

He said , “We have two objectives in preparing the CMP. Firstly, the CMP will be against the autocratic rule of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) and secondly to fulfill the aspirations of the people. These elections are not between the Peoples Front and TRS. The Peoples Front consisting of Congress, TDP, TJS and CPI was formed to bring down the TRS from power. 

Caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s family is on one side and the people of Telangana are standing on the other side”, he said.
Listing out failures of the TRS Government, the TDP leader said that the TRS government had failed to fulfill its poll promises like making a Dalit as Chief Minister, providing 3 acres of land for SCs/STs, KG to PG free education, 1000-bedded hospitals in four sides of the city and double bed-room houses for poor.

Stating that Rs 8 lakh crore was wasted during more than four years tenure of TRS government while implementing unnecessary schemes, Mr Ramana said that with the past experience, the Peoples Front will take responsibility while spending each and every rupee of people.

He stated that the partners of the Peoples Front have decided to behave like give and take policy before allying together. So there was no disputes between Peoples Front partners during sharing of seats and announcement of candidates.

Criticizing on the rampant corruption and irregularities in the TRS government, the TTDP President said that the state government had failed to get National status for Kaleswara Irrigation Project and Bayyaram Steel factory. 
The state government has taken up several schemes including Mission Kakatiya, Mission Bhagiradh, some irrigation projects with an intention to get commissions, he alleged.