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Adivasi vs Non-Adivasi: KCR's Political Game of Thrones Over Podu Lands


Hyderabad, November 26, 2023 : In the heart of Telangana's political battleground, the struggle for power has intensified, with Union Home and Cooperation Minister Shri Amit Shah shedding light on the alleged political games played by the KCR government. The focus of this high-stakes game is the destiny of Podu lands and the contrasting fates of Adivasi and non-Adivasi communities.


Shah, in his recent addresses at public gatherings across key constituencies like Makthal, Mulugu, Bhongir, and Kukatpally, voiced grave concerns over the future of Telangana in the upcoming elections. Central to his critique was the KCR government's alleged corruption and unfulfilled promises, particularly those affecting the welfare of tribal communities.


As the political landscape unfolds, the fate of Podu lands becomes a pivotal issue. The KCR government stands accused of neglecting Adivasi interests and favoring non-Adivasi communities in its policies. The exclusion of tribal youth from the Post-Matric Scholarship, a move highlighted by Shah, symbolizes the disparities faced by Adivasi communities under KCR's regime.


The BJP leader emphasized that the upcoming elections in Telangana will determine not only the political leadership but also the destiny of Podu lands. Shah accused the KCR-led government of rampant corruption over the past decade, pointing to the peak reached in land encroachments by elected representatives in Telangana. This alleged corruption has direct implications for the distribution and protection of Podu lands, crucial for the livelihoods of tribal communities.


The promises made by the KCR government, including the construction of a 100-bed hospital and the establishment of a degree college, remain unfulfilled. These unmet commitments serve as a stark reminder of the hollowness of the KCR-led administration's assurances, especially in regions like Makthal, where the plight of weavers further underscores the disparities.


Amit Shah, contrasting these unfulfilled promises, assured that a BJP-led government would prioritize the welfare of tribal communities. The pledge to establish a textile park in Narayanpet and allocate a substantial fund of ₹1,000 crores for the welfare of fishermen resonates with the BJP's commitment to address the needs of marginalized communities.


The BJP's promise to establish a Central Tribal University, coupled with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent announcement in Mulugu, adds weight to Shah's assertions. The focus on irrigation projects and the allocation of funds for the welfare of fishermen showcases a contrasting vision for development in Telangana.



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