Alleging that the TRS government has transformed the state as debt-state in the last three years, Congress members K Jana Reddy and T Jeevan Reddy said that the State’s debts have doubled in the last three years.
During the Question Hour in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday, the Congress members alleged that the debt percent at national level was 33, but Telangana debts level reached 71 percent. They alleged that Telangana state stood in first place in debts. The per capita of Telangana state was Rs.40,000 and it will be doubled by the end of the year 2018. They alleged that the government was pushing the state into debts with waste expenditure.
Refuting the allegations of the Congress members, the Finance Minister Etela Rajender said that the state government was bringing debts for the welfare of the people. He said that using the word of ‘oobi’ was wrong, and explained that the government was bringing debts for the comprehensive development of the state. The Minister said that the government was bringing debts as its priorities have changed. The government was also changing its stand in tune with the changing trends and bringing changes among the people, he stated and said that the state or nation would be developed then only. Nothing will happen except suicides, drought and hunger deaths if there was no development, he said. He said that the government’s aim was to transform the state as number one across the nation besides making the people prosperous.
On the other hand, the Congress MLAs demanded the Minister to tell as to what steps the State Government was taking to clear the debts. The Speaker took up the next question, ending the discussion on debts. (NSS)