Tele-medicine centre in each village: TRS candidate's promise
Businessman-turned-politician and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) candidate from Chevella Lok Sabha Constituency, Konda Vishweshwar Reddy today assured that he will create tele-medicine centre at each village in the Chevella constituency for the benefit of the people if it comes to power in the ensuing parliamentary elections in Telangana region on April 30.
Defending the bifurcation announced by the Congress party, Mr Reddy, the son of Konda Madhava Reddy, former Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh and Maharahstra, said his party was agitated for bifurcation is not just for power and for development of the Telangana state which is neglected long ago.
'I feels that a professional with a clean background entering politics would be beneficial to the nation, Mr Reddy, who was MD and CEO at Wipro HCIT, and GE MSIT, said and also he will open atleast two highly-equipped offices called as 'Mini Secretariat' in his Chevella constitutency to access with the constituency people for addressing their grievances, he told reporters after unveiling 'Vision Statement for Chevella Parliamentary Constituency' here.
With extensive knowledge on the dynamics of the Telangana region, the injustice meted out to the people of the region in terms of irrigation, finance, socio-economic benefits, education, and as the founding Chairman of Progressive Telangana Foundation, he actively researches and participates in discussions through various forums on Telangana and its case and also presented it before the Justice Srikrishna Committee .
Foregoing a promising career and profession, Mr Reddy, who is also a grandson of Konda Venkata Ranga Reddy, Former Deputy
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, said he had dedicated himself to the people of Ranga Reddy district and his aim in life is to serve his people and do his bit in bettering their lives.
He is contesting from Chevella Lok Sabha seat in Ranga Reddy district, named after his grandfather and former deputy chief minister Konda Venkata Ranga Reddy.
Mr Reddy, husband of Sangeetha Reddy, who is also the MD of Apollo Hospitals,confidently said he has no close rival in his constituency and all are supporting for TRS,the regional party , which is capable to develop Telangana state.
The development of any state was possible only through regional parties and by national parties which mostly concentrate at national-level, he opined.
A large chunk of Seemandhra settlers in Hyderabad voting for the TRS and not the TDP, he expressed confidence and said 'This election, we are sure of at least 30 per cent of them (settlers) voting for the TRS and by the next elections, 90 per cent of them will vote for us. They are aware that the TRS will work for Telangana and they want to be part of that development,' he said.
Mr Reddy, who declared his family assets worth over 528 crore, in the election affidavit, probably richest man in
Telangana region, said his main objective of the vision is to improve the standard of living of the people of the region long neglected and put them on the path of prosperity and well being.
The condition of roads, drainages, drinking water and other civic facilities was appalling, mosquito breeding was rampant, and the demands of the people were that these basic infrastructure and facilities should be in place, he said.
My main objective was to make Chevella a model constituency, he said and also promised that ' I will work towards developing employable skills of the Telangana youth', he vowed.
In Chevella, Marri Shashidhar Reddy, son of former Chief Minister Channa Reddy is contesting on Congress ticket.
In the last polls (2009), Jaipal Reddy managed to scrape home against his nearest TDP rival AP Jithender Reddy by a margin of less than 20,000 votes. While Japial secured 4.2 lakh votes, the TDP netted 4 lakh. Therefore, a keen triangular contest could be on the cards in Chevella this time around.
(Posted on 17-04-2014)