Hyderabad: TRS President K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday said his party would make a Dalit leader as Chief Minister and a Muslim Deputy CM and implement the "Naxal agenda" of providing food and shelter to the poor after the formation of separate Telangana state.
"I have said earlier too that we will implement the Naxal agenda after separate Telangana is formed. After all, Naxals are also human beings. They are fighting for providing food, shelter and other basic needs of the people," he said.
He was addressing a gathering at the TRS office here after a surrendered Maoist leader, Sambasivudu, joined the regional party. Rao said several leaders of his party had worked with revolutionary outfits.
Pointing out that about 80 per cent of people in Telangana belonged to backward classes, Dalits, minorities or other such poorer sections of the society, Rao said his party would make a Dalit leader as Chief Minister of Telangana state and a Muslim as Deputy CM.
Land would be distributed to the poor and agricultural investment provided to them, he said.
Telangana people have been suppressed and atrocities committed against them since decades by the landlords, razakars (collaborators) during the Nizam rule and faced police action at the time of Independence and "non-Telangana rulers" after the formation of Andhra Pradesh, he said.
Telangana is now fighting for statehood and the Centre should keep its promise to form the separate state by introducing a Bill in the budget session of Parliament, the former Union Minister said.