Congress started Metro Project: Ponnala

Stating that the previous Congress government was the first government started efforts to transform Hyderabad City as world City, PCC former president Ponnala Laxmaiah has informed that the previous Congress government has constructed Shamshabad Airport, Metro, Outer Ring Road and all.

Speaking to the media at his residence here on Thursday, Ponnala alleged that the TRS Chief K Chandrasekhar Rao obstructed the construction works of Metro Rail Project before becoming Chief Minister of the state. After becoming Chief Minister of the state, KCR delayed the works of Metro Rail project works leading to escalation of prices, he said and demanded KCR to own the responsibility and tender apologies to the people.

Ponnala said that he termed IT as Indian Talent at Silicon Valley in 2011 because in every three IT persons one was Indian. “I am feeling sad because the state government changed the definition of IT for attributing it to someone”, he lamented.

He said that the Metro Rail inauguration program reflected like a family program and it was like a drama enacted for the future political alliances. He said that the program held on November 29 reflected the arrogance of Kalvakuntla family. It was in a manner that it insulted Telangana people, he said. Even Ministers, Mayor and MLAs faced insult, he said and alleged that the programs held in a manner that the self respect of them was mortgaged. He asked BJP, TDP and MIM to tell as to they were not spoken on protocol. The state government insulted BC Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav and BC MP Bandaru Dattatreya by not inviting them, he said.

The congress leader asked Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to learn democratic system. Many rulers came and gone and even KCR to go in 2019 elections, he said. He said that KCR has to tender apology for the delay in Metro Rail project and not to rule the state like a dictator and asked BJP leaders to tell as to how they could participated in the program. Never happened in this manner in the past, he said. Demanding the state government not to increase the fares of Metro Rail, Ponnala said that the government has to bear if it was necessary. (NSS)