Centre failed to achieve economic growth, says Telangana finance minister T Harish Rao | Hyderabad News – Times of India


HYDERABAD: Finance Minister T Harish Rao on Monday slammed the BJP government at the Centre saying that it failed to achieve economic growth, leaving the country trailing nations like Bangladesh, which outperformed with higher GDP growth rates and per capita income (PCI).
Addressing the media, he alleged that BJP leaders including Union minister G Kishan Reddy and state BJP chief Bandi Sanjay are screaming from the rooftops that the state’s economy is being ruined. “I want to ask them what the Union government did besides increasing the petrol and diesel prices. Telangana did remarkable things in terms of growth and the Centre’s own wings have declared these growth rates,” he said.
Harish Rao alleged that opposition parties were pursuing self-interest by unfairly targeting the TRS government.
“Right from quality drinking water to irrigation facilities to electricity, we have resolved all the pending problems of the state, the opposition can point out our mistakes but not lower the dignity of the state by making false allegations,” he said. These allegations will prove to be self-goals for them, he added.
The finance minister stated unequivocally that the Dalit Bandhu scheme will be implemented throughout the state at any cost. “We are working on the modalities and we will not backtrack,” he said.
He added that the number of government job vacancies will be declared soon.

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