KHAMMAM (TELANGANA): Taking a dig at the BJP-led Centre, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday said the ‘Make in India’ initiative had become a ‘joke’ in the country.
During his address at Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS)’s first public meeting in Khammam, party chief Rao said free power would be given to farmers across the country if a ‘BRS proposed government’ came to power at the Centre in 2024.
“Make in India has become Joke in India. There is Make in India, but there are China bazaars in every street (in the country),” he said ridiculing the NDA government’s flagship programme.
He further said if BRS comes to power, the Agnipath scheme for recruitment in Armed forces would be abolished.
Schemes like Telangana’s Rythu Bandhu (for the welfare of farmers) should be implemented throughout the country and it is his party’s slogan and demand, KCR asserted.
He slammed the BJP and Congress, alleging that both the parties are responsible for interstate water issues.
He said the BRS is opposing tooth and nail the ‘disinvestment of LIC’.
Presided by BRS President Rao, the meeting was attended by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann, his Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan, CPI General Secretary D Raja and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav.
(With inputs from PTI)