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Top guns blazing as campaigning peaks in Telangana

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

Campaigning in for the December 7 Assembly elections has reached a crescendo with top guns of major parties hitting the roads.

With less than a week to go for the electioneering to end, ruling Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and opposition Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party, and others intensified their campaign.

Addressing rallies and conducting road shows, top leaders of the major parties were trying to woo the voters by highlighting the promises made in their respective party manifestos and targeting their rivals.

While and TRS was already on a whirlwind tour, addressing at least half-a-dozen rallies every day, the national leaders of and BJP also plunged into the electioneering.

A day after their joint campaign, and and on Thursday campaigned separately for the candidates of 'People's Front'.

While addressed three public meetings at Bhupalapally, Armoor and Pargi, Naidu conducted road shows in Standing atop his special bus, Naidu addressed the gatherings at five places in constituencies in and around the city.

Burying their 37-year-old rivalry, and have joined hands along with (TJS) and Communist Party of (CPI) to form 'People's Front'.

and Naidu shared the dais at their first election rally at Khammam on Wednesday. They later conducted road shows in

Continuing his whirlwind tours across the state, Chandrashekhar Rao addressed public meetings in district on Thursday. Targeting Congress, and BJP, he urged people to give fresh mandate to TRS so that it can continue its good work to make Telangana a "golden state".

addressed rallies in Nagarkurnool, Zaheerabad and Wanaparthy. BJP's general secretaries and also campaigned for the party on Thursday.

On his second leg of campaigning in Telangana, BJP president had addressed a public meeting in on Wednesday and later conducted road show in

addressed two election rallies of BJP at Nizamabad and Mahabubnagar on Tuesday.

also addressed a few public meetings in the state during last two days. The BSP has fielded candidates in some constituencies.

The elections for 119-member Assembly are scheduled on December 7. TRS and BJP are contesting all seats on their own. Congress has fielded candidates in 94 constituencies, leaving 13 for TDP and the remaining for other allies.

(MIM) is contesting eight seats in Hyderabad but is backing TRS in other constituencies.



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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 18:20 IST