Delhi, November 21 (H.S): Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has made allegations against Telangana’s Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR), accusing him of transforming the state into one laden with debt since its formation in 2014. These remarks were made during a ‘Meet and Greet’ event organized in support of BJP candidate N Ramchander Rao.
Sitharaman claimed that the state, which was once in a revenue surplus situation, is now grappling with a fiscal deficit due to decisions taken by KCR. She also highlighted that Telangana is among the states opposing the inclusion of liquor, petrol, and diesel within the ambit of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), asserting that this move would help maintain reasonable prices.
The Finance Minister also criticized the previous UPA government for not procuring necessary safety equipment for defense personnel during their ten-year tenure. Regarding the Rafale fighter jets, she clarified that there were no kickbacks or deals with any companies, emphasizing that all decisions were made in the national interest.
Sitharaman urged people to vote for BJP’s candidate N Ramchander Rao, whom she described as a dedicated and honest leader. These allegations against Telangana’s CM raise concerns about the state’s financial stability and future.
Report by Indrani Sarkar
Credit: Hindusthan Samachar