Will pay Rs 50,000 p.a. rent to 2BHK applicants in Greater Hyderabad: Congress

Hyderabad: TPCC president Uttam Kumar Reddy today said the People’s Front government would pay Rs 50,000 per annum towards house rent for a year to all the applicants, who registered for double bedroom houses which TRS government failed to provide.

Addressing the media at Gandhi Bhavan on Friday, Uttam alleged that the TRS government cheated the poor on the promise of giving double bedroom houses. Stating that the TRS Government had announced it would provide 2.60 lakh double bedroom units to poor beneficiaries, Uttam said they include one lakh houses in Greater Hyderabad and another 1.60 lakh in rural areas. However, these applicants faced disappointment under TRS regime. He promised that the People’s Front government would pay Rs. 50,000 towards yearly rent to all the slum dwellers of Hyderabad and Rangareddy who had applied for 2BHK scheme. The payment will be made within 15 days after formation of People’s Front Government under a new scheme called “Maa Inti Velugu”. He also promised that all the construction of all sanctioned houses would be completed within one year.

The TPCC president said all the contract and outsourcing employees would be paid salaries on par with government employees as per the Supreme Court’s guidelines on ‘Equal Work – Equal Pay’. He said these orders would be issued within three days after formation of next government. Accusing caretaker Chief Minister of cheating the government employees, he said the People’s Front government would announce Interim Relief within 15 days and constitute Pay Revision Commission within 30 days of formation of government. He said the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) would be scrapped while restoring old pension system within a month of formation of People’s Front Government.

Uttam said Congress president Rahul Gandhi and AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu would jointly campaign on November 28 and 29. There will be public meetings at 12 noon in Khammam and at 4 pm in Tandoor on November 28 and they will also do road shows in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy in the evening. On November 29, Rahul Gandhi and Chandrababu Naidu will do road shows and address public meetings in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy. Referring to the statement made by KCR on taking rest if TRS loses elections, Uttam said the TRS president has conceded his defeat even before polling. Many prominent leaders of TRS would be joining the Congress in the next two days.