Telangana: Telangana Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) seems to have turned a blind eye to the plight of the common man at a time when the state is facing severe heat waves and is staring at a serious drought-like situation.
KCR has planned to build swanky new houses for its legislators in their constituency headquarters. Each storey of the building is expected to cost around Rs 1 crore, taking the total project cost to a whopping amount of Rs 120 crores.
The decision was taken a month after all the MLA’s got a salary hike from 1.25 lakh to 2.75 lakh per month.
Taking a shot at the Telangana CM, BJP leader Krishna Saagar Rao said, “There is severe drought which is underway in Telangana and on an average 35 people are dying of sunstroke. They lack drinking water and shelter and here we have a Chief Minister who is fulltime into appeasement politics.”
He further added, “He has taken no step to provide relief for the drought struck farmers. It is absurd that the CM is oblivious of the surrounding in the state.”
As per the figure released by the Telangana Government, the death toll is the highest in Mahabubnagar where 28 people have lost their lives due to the heat wave.
Apart from Mahabubnagar, at least two people have been killed in Nalgonda, five in Khammam, five in Karimnagar, 11 in Medak, four in Adilabad, seven in Nizamabad and four in Warangal respectively.
Last year as well, around 2,500 people had lost their lives in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana due to heat wave.