Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who is seeking people’s mandate for continuing as chief minister for the second straight term,filed his nomination papers at Gajwel, while his nephew and minister in the previous cabinet T Harish Rao filed his nomination at Siddipet, this afternoon.
Following the tradition of placing the nomination papers at the feet of deity at Venkateswara Swamy temple at Konaipally temple and offering special prayers before filing nominations, the chief minister visited the temple along with Harish Rao, before heading to their respective constituencies.
The Chief Minister, who earlier offered prayers at Sri Venkateshwara Swamy temple at Konaipally village, said the TRS will win 100 of the 119 Assembly seats in the States and form the government in December. During the brief meeting, the Chief Minister said: “We waged a battle to fulfill the dream of achieving separate Telangana State though Andhra politicians created a lot of hurdles”.
After achieving Statehood, the government took everyone by surprise by when it put the State on unprecedented growth path despite several hurdles, he said. He, however, added a word of caution stating that there was a long way to go to make the State prosperous.
“I want to see the farmers of Telangana having sufficient balance in their bank accounts throughout the year by ensuring that farming becomes a profitable business”, he said, and vowed to make Telangana farmers the richest among Indian farmers. He also took a vow to wash the feet of Venkateshwara Swamy with Godavari water by completing Kaleshwaram project.
Stating that he had won each and every election battle with the blessings of the presiding deity here, KCR said it is always a matter of pride for him to say he is a son of Siddipet though he had gone on to become the Chief Minister of the State. On Harish Rao, KCR said the minister has done a great job in the constituency and everyone must ensure he wins with a thumping majority of over one lakh votes.