Hyderabad, August 25: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Treasuer Gudur Narayana Reddy alleged that TRS Government, headed by Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, was misleading the poor people on the issue of promises of giving them double bed room houses.
Narayana Reddy said that as against the sanctioned 2,80,616 double bedroom houses in 31 districts, not even 5% houses have been constructed and not even 1% of the houses have been handed over to the beneficiaries. He said a Cabinet Minister has recently issued a statement announcing that as many as 4,358 2BHKs would be ready across 21 locations and handed over to beneficiaries on Dasara. But GHMC Mayor Dr. Bonthu Rammohan made another statement giving different figures of 2BHKs which are ready to be delivered. He said that the TRS Government should be ashamed of itself for making such statements to mislead the poor people.
"As per the Intensive Household Survey conducted by the State Government in August 2014, there are more than 22 lakh BPL families living in rented houses. TRS leaders tricked the people by promising them 2BHKs at free of cost. Before GHMC elections in 2016, the TRS Govt completed 396 units in IDH Colony and used its pictures for publicity to cheat the people. Consequently, people voted for TRS in the GHMC elections. TRS and MIM leaders again cheated the poor by collecting lakhs of application forms for 2BHKs and dumped them in garbage after the elections. As an eye wash, 2.80 lakh houses, including 1.65 lakh in Hyderabad were sanctioned. However, not more than 25,000 units are under various stages of construction and might be ready before GHMC elections. Now TRS leaders will use these houses as publicity tools to get votes in next GHMC elections," he said.
Narayana Reddy demanded that the State Government issue a White Paper on 2BHK houses and specify the status of over 2.50 lakh 2BHK units which were sanctioned. Further, it should also explain the status of more than 20 lakh applications it received for 2BHK units. He also pointed out that the State Government has only erected long structures with no basic amenities. There are no sewerage lines and STPs at 52 locations. Many units are located in Hyderabad's outskirts with no proper roads, drinking water supply and other amenities, he alleged.
"It is justified to claim 100% fulfillment of promise by delivering less than 25,000 units as against the sanctioned 2.82 lakh houses?" he asked, adding that the KCR Government should also explain as to how it proposes to provide housing to remaining 20 lakh families who do not own a house in Hyderabad.