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Rahul Gandhi becomes Shiv Bhat when polls approach:Irani

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Hitting out at the Congress, Tuesday said chants LordRams name and also becomes a Shiv bhakt as and when elections approach.

Addressing an election rally at Ramagundam, she said "How long you (Congress) are going to divide and mislead people in the name of religion?I am saying this because the constituency's name is Ramagundamand every child in Ramagundam is identified with Ram.

When the party was in power they filed an affidavit in court and said there was no existence ofLordRam. Now as and when the elections come,RahulGandhi not only chantsLordRam's name but also becomesa Shiv Bhakt," said.

Asserting that the at the Centre was committed to the development of Telangana, theUnion Textiles ministeralleged that the ruling had "failed" to take the central schemes to people at the grassroot level.

At another election rally in Nizamabad, she said if voted to power, the would provide bicycles free of cost to girl students from class VII to X, besides scooter at 50 per cent subsidy to young ladies pursuing higher studies.

Highlighting the promises made in the BJP manifesto for the December 7 assembly elections in Telangana, she said her party would waive farm loans up to Rs two lakh.

She claimed that as many as 20 lakh families in Telangana were given under the Ujjwala Yojana scheme and the government had sanctioned over two lakh houses to the state.

"The central government has also connected 44 agricultural markets under eNAM (National Agricultural Market) scheme for the benefit of farmers for better price and better market conditions.

Each and every BJP can proudly say in these 44 markets, farmers of Telangana were able to sell 7.5 lakh tonnes agricultural goods worth Rs 30,000 crore," she said.

The also said a notification for filling two lakh job vacancies in the would be issued within three months if the BJP was voted to power.

According to Irani, has increased working days under the rural employment scheme, MGNREGA to 150 days from the earlier 100 days and also funds to the extent of Rs 55,000 crore was given.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 20:55 IST