The art of manipulation is always works in active politics. These types of  masters are abundant in Telangana. In ruling TRS party, the art of manipulation is seen every nook and corner.

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and his son, IT Minister and TRS working president K.Taraka Rama Rao have mastered the art of diverting the attention of people with utmost ease for their political one-upmanship.The recent incessant rains and subsequent floods exposed the duo’s skullduggery once again.

Apparently inspired by Governor Tamilisai Soudararajan’s proposed visit to the flood-hit areas, KCR too undertook a visit to meet the victims. Governor walked through the flood waters and lent her shoulder to the victims with a heavy heart. KCR came up with a conspiracy theory at a meeting in the flood-hit Bhadrachalam. At a time when the pump houses of his Rs.1.15 lakh crore Dream Project were submerged due to very poor planning and scores of students of IIIT Basara were admitted to hospitals due to food poisoning, KCR, as part of his headline management strategy, said:”There is this new phenomenon called cloudburst. There are unverified reports that these  cloudbursts are a conspiracy by foreign forces.They first did a cloudburst in Leh-Ladakh, then in Uttarakhand, and now we have received hazy reports that they are doing these cloudbursts in the Godavari basin.”

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KTR has made a mockery of himself by trying to divert attention from the lack of relief efforts and the outrage it has caused among the suffering public. KTR tried to shift the focus onto the Centre by spreading half-truths via his Twitter handle. Tagging the PMO, he tweeted that Telangana did not get any money from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) since 2018. He asked if this was what ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ and co-operative federalism meant? Union Tourism Minister G.Kishan Reddy quickly established that the Centre released about Rs 3,000 crore in the last eight years for the State Disaster Response Fund. He made it clear that during the floods in Hyderabad two years ago, the allocation to the SDRF was around Rs. 599 crore, of which the Centre’s share was Rs.449 crores. KTR saw ‘blatant lies’ in the official data supplied by the Union Minister. He tried to cover up the State government’s gaffe by resorting to his favourite blame game.

It is pertinent to recollect the scolding the state government received from the Telangana High Court.The Court, in September 2021, found fault with the government for “not providing assistance to farmers whose crops were damaged following incessant rains in September and October 2020, under SDRF and NDRF, though it had substantial funds to provide relief.”

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A division bench observed that it was not proper for the state government to contend that no assistance was released to it by the Union of India for providing relief to farmers, and hence the argument could not be accepted.

“Substantial amounts were available with the state government under the SDRF to provide relief to farmers who suffered crop losses. Such funds included sums made available by the Union of India amounting to Rs 977 crore on April 1, 2020, itself, and Rs 449 crore was released to the state government under the SDRF during 2020-21 (Central share), with Rs 149.67 crore being the state’s share.The amount was credited to the account of the state government during 2020-21. So, it cannot blame the Union of India for not providing funds to it for the said purpose,” the bench observed. Is it not a slap on the face of KCR and KTR?

The KCR government is causing enormous damage to the public with its dillydallying and wool-gathering. Instead of grabbing every opportunity provided by the Modi government to help the poor and downtrodden, the TRS government spends time evaluating whether the particular move gets political mileage for themselves or it brings a good name to the Modi government. Due to a lack of innovative ideas and a will to serve, it heavily relies on pasting pink stickers on the Modi-led government’s schemes and projects.The state government neither acts (eg: Aawas Yojana, Fasal Bima Yojana etc), nor acts in time (eg: Ayushman Bharat), nor contributes its share (eg: Relief Fund and Smart Cities Projects). It prefers to take up projects without proper DPRs and is reluctant to show accounts.This government can be a very good case study for national and international students to understand the concepts of misfeasance and malfeasance in public policy and public administration.

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The KCR government, thanks to its family rule, corruption and mismanagement, failed Telangana on all fronts.Things are going from bad to worse to worst with every passing day.All said and done, I have a piece of advice to the son and father, the ‘headline managers’ of the highest order.KTR, stop trolling and better focus on administration, for God’s sake. KCR garu, you can become ‘Desh ki neta’ later, but first focus on the job at hand for heaven’s sake. #KhabarLive #hydnews