Congress senior leader and former minister DK Aruna on Tuesday claimed that K Chandrasekhar Rao became the Chief Minister of Telangana due to the sacrifice made by the Congress party.
Addressing a press conference at the Congress Legislature Party office here, Aruna said that the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre granted statehood for Telangana despite realising the fact that it would be wiped out from Seemandhra region. Further, the Congress did not take political advantage in Telangana and went to polls by making realistic promises to the people. She said Kcr became the Chief Minister only due to the sacrifices made by the Congress.
Instead of being thankful to the Congress party, Aruna alleged that Kcr has been using unparliamentary language against its leaders. Referring to the "dogs" comments made by Kcr, she said that the Chief Minister has insulted the Telangana culture by using such language. She said Kcr was behaving like an activists and was not ready to believe that he was the Chief Minister.
Alleging misuse of funds, the Congress leader demanded that the government release a White Paper on the funds spent on Bathukamma celebrations in the State, especially in Hyderabad. She also demanded Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for about 200 farmers who committed suicide since TRS came to power in the State. She also asked the government to pay Rs 5 lakh compensation for those who died while coming or returning to their workplace for the Intensive Household Survey.
Aruna also demanded White Paper on the compensation paid to the martyrs of Telangana along with complete list of martyrs since 1969 agitation. She said Kcr should resign from the post if he was not capable of running the government.