Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao‘s welfare schemes have created a momentous change in the adjoining areas of the state. Five villages of Maharashtra, lying near the Telangana state have expressed their wish to merge with the latter.
The villagers have issued a warning to the Maharashtra government that either it should implement similar welfare policies as that of Telangana or they would accede to Telangana state. A considerable portion of Telugu speaking population resides in these villages, which is fuelling the demand of merger.
Heavily impressed by the Chief Minister KCR’s welfare measures, the villages of Nagaon, Bhokar, Degloor, Kinwat, and Hathgaon (all in Nanded district of Maharashtra) now want to get under the state of Telangana state. It has been also reported that the upcoming elections in these areas will see the rise of merger demand. People from these villages met the Chief Minister and conveyed their decision.
The delegation of people said that a poor in Telangana get Rs 2,016 a month as pension whereas in Maharashtra state they get a meager amount of Rs. 600.
Hearing the wish of people, KCR expressed his hope that the Devendra Fadnavis government would pay heed to the demands of people. Developmental measures like Ryuthu Bandhu scheme, KCR Kits, and Kalyan Laxmi schemes is what impressed these villagers.
An official release by Chief Minister’s office of Telanaga read, “People, including the elected representatives from villages spread over five legislative assembly segments from the bordering Nanded district in Maharashtra, are agitated and are demanding that the state government either also implement the welfare schemes of Telangana state in their villages or allow their villages to be merged with Telangana.”
The leaders of these villages have even asked the Chief Minister to allow them to contest on the ticket of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party.