Pradesh Congress Committee president D Srinivas on Monday appealed to leaders of all political parties not to obstruct the Racha Banda programme, which was launched by the state government to take its welfare schemes to the door steps of people.
Talking to media persons at Gandhi Bhavan, the PCC chief asked the leaders not to link this programme with Telangana statehood issue.
“This is a welfare programme dedicated to the people of the state and government wants to address their issues through the Racha Banda. The government seeks to take the administration to the doorsteps of people,” Mr Srinivas pointed out.
The PCC chief questioned the protestors that whether a separate state of Telangana would be created by obstructing the programme.
Mr Srinivas also condemned attacks on Telangana Congress leaders allegedly by Telangana Rashtra Samithi activists in Sangareddy.
Reacting to the statement made by Sangareddy MLA T Jayaprakash Reddy that he would obstruct TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao for obstructing the Racha Banda in Sangareddy, the PCC chief said, “I have already told Mr Jayaprakash Reddy not to resort to such steps.” Mr Srinivas evaded answering further questions on the issue.
When pointed out that many prominent leaders of the Congress party were themselves boycotting the programme, he said that this was ‘not good’. He said that “it is ‘not good’ for a section of Congress leaders to boycott the programme, which is aimed to bring the benefits of government scheme to the poor and backward people.”
He said the programme was aimed to provide infrastructure facilities and basic amenities to the people of the state and said that those leaders who do not want to participate in the programme need not attend.
Mr Srinivas further called upon all sections of people to utilize the programme to get their benefits and problems solved.