Etela releases “That is KCR” book

Finance Minister E Rajender today released “That IS KCR” – a book authored by journalist Juluri Gouri Shankar at Secretariat here.

A member of Telangana BC Commission, Gauri Shankar penned the book depicting about Telangana agitation since 60s, statehood fight by TRS and how KCR championed the cause of regional sentiments.

Speaking on the occasion, the minister said the TRS under able leadership of KCR fought for the statehood for 14 long years and achieved Telangana State. After getting statehood, KCR was tirelessly striving for achieving “Golden Telangana” by fulfilling all promises for inclusive growth, allround development and welfare. KCR transformed the youngest State to become No. 1 at national level in welfare, he claimed.

The author also narrated about the 1969 movement, repercussions, injustices meted out to Telangana region by Andhra leaders in terms of river waters, jobs and resources. A protracted struggle, supported by all the political parties, helped the TRS wrest statehood after overcoming the hurdles,  he added. (NSS)