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Poll temperature shoots up in poll-bound Telangana

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Poll temperature has shot up in Telangana with the ruling TRS, the and the BJP pulling out all stops to woo voters ahead of the December 7 Assembly elections.

and who have already addressed campaign meetings are returning to the country's youngest state tomorrow to address public rallies in what is seen as a "final push".

Caretaker and chief K Chandrasekhar Rao has been on a vigorous campaign trail in the past few days seeking a second term for the party, and has been unsparing in his attack on Modi, Rahul and and Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu.

The is going alone in the poll to the 119-member Assembly, as also is the BJP. Campaigning ends on Wednesday.

The has forged "Prajakutami" (People's Alliance) with the TDP, the Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS) headed by M Kodandaram, and the CPI.

Both the BJP and the Congress have deployed senior leaders for the "battle for Telangana".

Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath, and were among those who addressed public meetings in different parts of the state on Sunday.

Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj and Rajnath Singh campaigned for party candidates last week.

For the Congress, addressed a public meeting last week. Chandrababu Naidu is also engaged in an intensive campaign for the

Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Kapil Sibal, and were among those who had been drafted to guide the party campaign in Telangana.

The Congress has dubbed the as a "stooge" and a "proxy" of the BJP, while the BJP has attacked the Chandrasekhar Rao-led party for promoting "family rule".

"prospects are extremely bright and in fact, things are improving by the day," K T Rama Rao, and son of the caretaker Chief Minister, told

He credited his party's bright prospects to the state government's "good governance and solid combination of welfare and development, fruits of which the people have enjoyed in the last four years".

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 16:25 IST