Bengaluru or Hyderabad? K’taka Congress leader takes on Telangana Minister’s challenge on best city

Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar on Monday said the party will return to power in the state by winning the 2023 Assembly polls and restore its pride by turning Bengaluru into the best city in the country.

He accepted the challenge following a recent tweet by Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao asking an entrepreneur in Bengaluru to relocate to Hyderabad, claiming better infrastructure there.

Shivakumar tweeted, “@ktrtrs (Rao), my friend, I accept your challenge. By the end of 2023, with the Congress returning to power in Karnataka, we will glorify Bengaluru as India’s best city. will restore.” Responding to Shivakumar’s tweet, Rao said let Hyderabad and Bengaluru have a healthy competition.

“Dear @DKShivakumar Anna, I don’t know much about Karnataka politics and who will win but have accepted the challenge let Hyderabad and Bengaluru have healthy competition for employment for our youth and prosperity for our great nation. Let’s infra Focus on IT and BT, not Halal and Hijab,” he tweeted.

On March 31, responding to a tweet by entrepreneur Ravish Naresh complaining about infrastructure in Bengaluru, Rao asked him to “pack his bags and go to Hyderabad”. “…we have better physical infrastructure and equally good social infrastructure. Our airport is the best and getting in and out of the city is a breeze. More importantly our government’s meditative 3 mantra is on; innovation, infrastructure and inclusive growth,” he tweeted.

Complaining about the roads and infrastructure, Khatabook founder-CEO Naresh said in a tweet, “Startups in HSR/Koramangala (Silicon Valley of India) are already generating billions of dollars in taxes. Yet our There are poor roads, almost daily power cuts, poor quality water supply, unusable footpaths. Many rural areas now have better infrastructure than India’s Silicon Valley”

Also, the nearest airport is about three hours away with the busiest traffic, he complained. Meanwhile, emphasizing that the state of Karnataka does not underestimate the exclusivity of neighboring states, Minister for IT/BT and S&T CN Ashwath Narayan on Sunday said that the state believes in competing globally. Responding to the Telangana minister’s tweet, he said, “We are all Indians first. We are not intolerant towards the progress of our neighboring states. Every state in India has its own uniqueness. We take the whole of India as a country.” We strongly believe in evolving.”

Elaborating further that Karnataka is currently known worldwide as the city of start-ups, innovation, science and technology, Narayan said that Bengaluru has not earned this fame overnight and its legacy is Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar (of Mysore). Maharaja’s rule. Who laid the foundation for the establishment of IISc in the city.

Later, scientific visionaries like Sir CV Raman, CNR Rao and Rajaramanna have contributed greatly to scientific and technological development, he said. “Considering all this, it is very clear that the fame of Beng Aluru does not depend only on its roads… I do not say that the system is completely foolproof. Yes, there may be some flaws. But, the center I am doing everything possible to make the governments and the state system more accountable than ever before.”

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