Senior Congress leader V. Hanumantha Rao emphasized on Thursday that the Revanth Reddy-led government in Telangana must prioritize fulfilling the six guarantees made to the people of the state before addressing other issues. These guarantees, outlined in the Congress election manifesto, have been long-awaited by the people over the past decade.
The Congress party pledged six guarantees for the people of Telangana during the election campaign. Under the ‘Mahalakshmi’ scheme, the party committed to providing Rs 2,500 monthly financial assistance to women, offering gas cylinders at Rs 500, and ensuring free travel for women in TSRTC buses across the state.
Farmers and agricultural workers are promised financial assistance of Rs 15,000 per acre, with an annual payment of Rs 12,000 for agricultural laborers. Additionally, a bonus of Rs 500 per quintal for paddy under the ‘Rythu Bharosa‘ initiative was assured. Free electricity up to 200 units for all households was pledged under the ‘Gruha Jyothi‘ scheme, while the ‘Indiramma Indlu‘ scheme promised house sites for families without homes and Rs 5 lakh financial aid for house construction. The ‘Yuva Vikasam‘ initiative vowed to provide a financial assistance card worth Rs 5 lakh to students for college fees.
The Congress emerged as the single largest party in the recent Telangana elections, securing 64 out of 119 seats and ending the BRS’s 10-year reign. Revanth Reddy, the state unit chief, was sworn in as the Chief Minister, making him the first Congress CM of Telangana. Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan administered the oath of office at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium in Hyderabad.
In addition to Reddy, 12 MLAs were sworn in as ministers in a new cabinet. Bhatti Vikramarka Mallu also took the oath as the Deputy CM. Governor Soundarajan administered the oath of office to Gaddam Prasad Kumar as the Speaker of the Telangana Legislative Assembly. The swearing-in ceremony was attended by Congress leaders, including national president Mallikarjun Kharge, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, and Priyanka Gandhi, as well as Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah and Deputy CM DK Shivakumar.
DK Shivakumar, ahead of the ceremony, affirmed the party’s commitment to implementing the guarantees, stating, “We are committed to whatever we have spoken.
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