Officials said it is the largest such project in the world and will enable the production of green hydrogen and green molecules at a low cost, thereby reducing the LNG import bill to the tune of $25 billion.
Expressing outrage over the K Chandrashekar Rao-headed government’s move, the Opposition parties have pointed out that the TRS already has a sprawling party headquarters, called Telangana Bhavan, in Banjara Hills, which was unveiled in 2006. Chief Minister and TRS supremo KCR had also laid the foundation stone for a TRS office building at Delhi’s Vasant Vihar last year.
National executive member N Ramachander Rao said Union minister Amit Shah is expected to “give a fitting reply” to all TRS leaders at the public meeting to be held on the last day of the padayatra by BJP state chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar.
TDP leaders called the arrest a vindictive move by the state government. Party general secretary N Lokesh Naidu said it was a norm under the YSRCP rule to arrest Opposition party leaders under false cases and change the narrative when public issues were raised.
Although Kalyan maintained that his party will continue its tie-up with the BJP, his call for getting more allies ranged against the YSRCP, does not seem to have a resonance for the saffron party, which apparently does not want anything to do with the TDP.
In the December 2018 elections, Congress won 19 seats but 13 of its MLAs defected to the TRS. Since 2014, the first election after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, the party has lost much of its voter base.
Rao was responding to Rahul Gandhi's speech in Warangal in which he said that a Congress government in Telangana would accept all the demands of the farmers including, minimum support price (MSP) for all crops.