Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao has thrown a challenge to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders to resign in one minute if they prove their claim of Central funding of the Old-age pension scheme in the state.
Addressing a gathering after inaugurating the Rythu Vedika at Kodakandla village in Jalgaon district as per schedule today, CM KCR gave a clarion call to farmers to raise their voice against Centre for what he termed restricting states to provide remunerative prices to farmers. “Telangana state is ready to pay more than MSP to the farmer for their paddy but FCI refused to buy the same”, he alleged.
While accusing the BJP leaders of indulging in false propaganda claiming the credit of funding 7e per cent of Aasara Pension scheme, KCR rubbished the claim saying that the centre is only giving Rs200 per person covering only 7 lakh people whereas Telangana is paying Rs1500 to Rs2016 per person up to more than 38 lakh people in the state. He has also challenged that he would resign if the BJP leaders prove their claim while displaying the GO copy to the people at the public meeting.