Javadekar lashes out at TRS for unkept poll promises


Hyderabad, Nov 22 (UNI) Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar on Sunday went hammer and tongs against the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) for its failure to fulfill the poll promises.

Speaking to media after releasing a "30-charge sheet" in the form of a printed booklet on the alleged failures of the TRS and the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen in the administration of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), and the development of the city, Mr Javedekar said contrary to the TRS promise of developing Hyderabad into a global city the city had turned into a "flood city" during the recent floods.

He said the city was submerged under flood water for 15 days following the recent heavy rains because of the government's failure to develop a proper drainage system adding that the TRS had promised to develop the city investing over Rs 67,000 crores but without providing any documents in this regard.

He criticised the TRS government's failure to keep its promise to provide two-bedroom houses to the poor by constructing one lakh houses but so far only a little over one thousand two-bed room houses were constructed.

Mr Javadekar charged that the half of the Rs 10,000 relief announced by the government for the affected people in the heavy rains-ravaged Hyderabad went into the pockets of TRS cadres.

He said that the TRS and the AIMIM would become friends after the December one GHMC polls are out.