AP CM participates in ''Rachabanda'' programme in T''gana region

Hyderabad, Feb 5 (PTI) Amid protests and a bandh call byTRS workers and other Telangana supporters, Andhra PradeshChief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy today took part in the�Rachabanda� (village junction) mass-contact programme inTelangana region.

Protesting against the alleged harassment of TRS workersby the police for the Chief Minister�s visit, the Telanganapolitical Joint Action Committee (JAC) called for a bandh inAdilabad district today.

Defying the protests and the bandh call, the ChiefMinister participated in the �Rachabanda� programme at Tanoorvillage in Mudhole mandal of Adilabad district.

Speaking on the occasion, he said the �Rachabanda�programme is successful in checking whether the benefits ofwelfare schemes reached the target beneficiaries or not and toprovide the poor with ration cards, �Arogya Sri� healthinsurance cards among others.

The government will be providing 50 per cent reservationfor women from the coming local body polls, he said.

The government is making efforts to get national projectstatus to the �Pranahita-Chevella� irrigation project beingplanned at a cost of Rs 36,000 crore on Godavari river thatwould benefit Adilabad district, he said.

An official release said a large number of people,public representatives and other leaders participated in themeeting at the remote village in Adilabad district.

Meanwhile, TRS workers and others tried to disrupt theprogramme in various Telangana districts like Karimnagar andWarangal among others.

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