Kamareddy, June 7: Alleging huge irregularities and corruption in the construction and allotment of 2BHK units for weaker sections in Kamareddy district, Congress senior leader and former minister Mohammed Ali Shabbir on Wednesday demanded a high-level enquiry.
Led by Shabbir Ali, hundreds of Congress activists staged a dharna after inspecting the double-bedroom units at Tekreal in Kamareddy district.
Speaking to media persons, Shabbir Ali said that the entire 2BHK scheme was hijacked by BRS leaders for personal gains. He said that the BRS MLAs allotted the houses to their followers and those who paid huge bribes of lakhs of rupees. He said that the eligible homeless families were completely ignored and none of them got a single 2BHK house. Demanding stern action against these irregularities, he called for a re-selection process to identify deserving beneficiaries. He criticized the BRS party for conducting a biased selection process that favoured ineligible individuals. He said a comprehensive inquiry should be conducted into the list of selected beneficiaries.
The Congress leader also demanded the establishment of clear guidelines for identifying eligible individuals, with priority given to widows, single women, and disabled persons.
Shabbir Ali also alleged that the construction of the entire 2BHK project was sub-standard. He demanded that the entire project should be demolished and re-constructed. Further, he said that the entire money for the demolition and reconstruction should be collected from the contractor. He alleged that the KCR Govt was a ‘commission’ which granted huge projects to inefficient contractors for the sake of commission and bribes.
The Congress leader expressed disappointment over the BRS Govt’s failure to fulfill the dreams of the poor of owning their own homes. He said that the people of Telangana were completely neglected in the BJP Govt’s central scheme of PM Awas Yojana. “Except for the family of Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao and BRS leaders, no one gained from the formation of Telangana. While KCR got a palatial bungalow, Pragathi Bhavan constructed for himself within no time by spending over Rs 500 crore of public money, he completely neglected the poor homeless beneficiaries who have been waiting for a shelter for the last 9 years,” he said.
Shabbir Ali said that the BRS was all set to lose the next elections and that the Congress party would return to power to fulfill the people’s aspirations.
Kamareddy DCC District President Kailasa Srinivasa Rao and other senior leaders participated in the dharna.