As the campaign for the hotly contested Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls reached its peak before voting day on December 1, TRS working president and Telangana Urban Development and IT Minister KTR said “Rome was not built in a day”.
KTR’s campaign pitch came amid charges of anti-incumbency by the Chief Minister KCR’s prime opponent- the BJP.
“All that matters is whether we make a difference in society or not. Unless you do things with passion, you will not be able to deliver. That’s what I believe,” son of Telangana CM KCR, KTR said during a discussion on the Brand Hyderabad Future Ready session at HICC in Hyderabad on Sunday.
“See the intent and see the sincerity of the government, we have started a journey in that direction. We have taken up a lot of development activities, and we have a lot more to do,” KT Rama Rao added.
The minister further claimed that under TRS rule, Telangana has become India’s most successful startup state, bringing the top five most-valued companies like Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft to Hyderabad.
Ultimately all that matters is whether we made a difference to society or not. Unless you do things with passion, you will not be able to deliver. That’s what I believe in!
— TRS Party (@trspartyonline) November 22, 2020
“Other than IT and life sciences in which Telangana will continue to be leader, we are excited and looking forward to the electronics, E-vehicles, textiles and logistics sector in the next decade,” said KTR.
Referring to the recent floods that crippled Hyderabad, the Telangana urban development minister said, “Our sewerage system couldn’t handle the cloud burst, which was the largest since 1916. With the Strategic Nala Development Plan (SNDP), I promise that such a situation won’t occur in Hyderabad again.”
During his speech, KTR also targeted the BJP saying, “Trying to disturb communal harmony for an election is a cardinal sin. To stall the growth trajectory of the city is idiocy.”
KTR also emphasised the need for a progressive government like TRS (Telangana Rashtra Samiti) in the state to retain Hyderabad’s growth story.