Hyderabad: Former minister and BRS MLA Harish Rao expressed disappointment with the budget unveiled by the Telangana government, labeling it as inadequate and lacking in hope. He criticized the absence of allocations for farmer support programs, insisting on the government’s obligation to prioritize agricultural concerns. Harish Rao condemned the budget as detrimental to the farming community, warning that the Congress party would face backlash from farmers. These remarks were made by Harish Rao during a media briefing following the budget presentation in the assembly.
Accusing Congress leaders of deceit both during elections and in legislative proceedings, he challenged claims of uninterrupted 24-hour power supply across the state, calling for scrutiny of sub-station logbooks. He questioned the government’s failure to fulfill promises, particularly regarding the implementation status of various assurances. Additionally, Harish Rao urged for immediate action on unemployment benefits to avoid potential protests and criticized the inadequate budgetary allocation for initiatives like Griha Jyothi’s free electricity scheme, and the absence of provisions for auto workers.