On Republic Day, Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan said corruption in the public domain, particularly political corruption, is the root of poverty and backwardness. Out of 10 Telangana districts 9 are backward and he said there is a need to revive public health systems.
All district headquarters hospitals would be upgraded into super-speciality hospitals and a health university would be established in Warangal said Governor. He said “My government has rolled out a transparent strategy to augment welfare for the poor.” In the wake of the sacking of Dr T. Rajaiah as health minister, the comment on corruption assumes significance.
The Governor added that the city would be transformed into a safe global city with top priority given to law and order. He began in Telugu with a couplet “Na Telangana, talli kanjuta valli…Na Telangana, koti ratnala veena, (My Telangana is great, my motherland is akin to a musical instrument embellished with precious stones)” shifted to English and then ended in Telugu again.
He said “Nearly 80 per cent of the state population comprises weaker sections, casting a heavy responsibility on the seven-month-old state government to bring them on par with the developed segments.”
And he added “Notwithstanding the initial impediments, my government has unveiled an ambitious development and welfare agenda and the state shall work relentlessly for realisation of these goals.