The Telangana State Chief Minister and TRS supremo K Chandrashekhar Rao has declared that he would pursue his idea of forging an alternative to the Bharatiya Janata Party at the Centre for the coming General Election and started taking initial steps in that direction. This is the right time and situation to assess, examine, study, and posit what would happen when KCR, going by his track record, succeeds in his lofty endeavour, marking a paradigm shift in national politics as well as governance of the country.
The Chief Minister has articulated the need for a sea-change in the country’s political landscape, which has been in a rut for the past 75 years. He has hinted that he himself would be leading the emerging alternative. He has called for a qualitative change in the country’s politics. For those who have been following KCR as a front-line leader who had spearheaded the Telangana statehood movement for 14 years as well as his governance as the Chief Minister for nearly the last eight years, the task envisaged by him is not at all difficult.
KCR has begun to specify what should be done to raise the country, which is now under a dispensation that has shattered the economy, disturbed peace, upset law and order situation, polarized people on religious and caste lines, harassed political opponents, criminalized politics, indulged in unprecedented corruption, shown total disregard for the poor, SCs, STs, BCs and minorities, and betrayed lack of understanding of ethics and values of democracy.
His angst towards the BJP-led Centre for undermining every institution, the powers of States and the very basic fabric of cooperative federalism should be understood in the right spirit.
The first and foremost thing that KCR would do, when he gets a chance to be at helm of affairs at the national level, is to strengthen the time-tested and age-old Ganja-Jamuna tehzeeb of this country.
He will get rid of communal polarization that began in 2014 and knit the secular fabric, making it strong once again. He would ensure that there is communal harmony in the country and no more targeting, attacking and persecuting of people based on their caste, creed and community. He would bring back the freedom of speech and expression, freedom to practice any religion; and restore people’s right to eat what they want and dress the way they want.
Some people may be curious to know what exactly KCR meant when he talked about ‘Bangaru Bharat (Golden India)’. For the unversed, some logical conclusions may drawn about his vision on the basis of his stellar achievements in Telangana as the state’s first Chief Minister.
The three sectors that will get priority are Power, Irrigation and Agriculture. KCR would bring reforms in the power sector and tap 2 lakh MW of power generated and supply it to every nook and corner of the country. Thus, 24-hour, uninterrupted and quality power supply would be a reality across the country, not just in Telangana State. Major, medium and small irrigation projects would be launched to utilise 65,000 tmc of water available across the country.
In a scientific method, he would interlink the rivers to make all farmland in the country fertile and irrigated. Besides providing 24-hour water availability to the farm sector, he would address farmers’ problems once and for all. KCR would launch his Rythu Bandhu and Rythu Bhima programmes all over the country.
He would create agriculture clusters all over the country and ensure that farmers would produce crops that are appropriate for the soils they have and which are in demand at national and international markets.
For Dalits, KCR would implement Dalit Bandhu scheme all over the country and ensure that the each and every Dalit family is self-reliant economically. For tribals, BCs, SC, ST and the minorities, he would launch schemes that would give them benefit and make them live with self-respect in society. Programmes like Kalyana Laxmi and Shaadi Mubarak will be implemented at the national level in all the states.
Residential educational institutions, especially for the BCs, SCs, STs and the minorities, would be launched and 50 per cent of them would be earmarked for girls.
KCR would make India a favorite destination for students abroad. Instead of our students going abroad for higher studies, students from other countries would swarm to India for their higher studies.
KCR would think of reversing certain decisions of the Modi government like implementation of faulty GST, usurping powers of the state governments, and trying to take control of subjects in the Concurrent List of the Constitution. He would pave way for the true federal spirit with which states and the Union governments ought to function. He would scrap all draconian laws that have been in vogue from the colonial times.
On the economy front, KCR would usher in new policies like the ones introduced by former Prime Minister late PV Narasimha Rao. KCR’s reforms would be practical, people-friendly, and a win-win policy for the government as well as the taxpayer. His reforms would bring in major investments and India would become the most favorite investment destination in the world.
In other words, KCR’s Bangaru Bharat would mean a peaceful, happy, and comfortable country — a nation which would be the most-favoured destination for investors, students, travelers, truth-seekers and globe trotters alike. #KhabarLive #hydnews