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TRS, BJP in partnership to ensure continuation of their rule: Rahul

Press Trust of India  |  Gadwal (T'gana) 

Monday accused and Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao of striking a "partnership" to ensure the continuation of the BJP and rule at the Centre and in the state respectively.

"The TRS's aim is to ensure that remains the of India, the BJP continues to rule the country and KCR (as Rao is referred to by many) rules in Telangana," he said at an election rally here.

Over the last four-and-a-half years, KCR had supported the on various occasions, Gandhi said, referring to the Telangana Rasthra Samithi (TRS) backing the nominees in the presidential and vice-

Besides, Rao had also praised demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) "under pressure", he claimed.

"You have to remember that there is a partnership between the and and they are working together," the said, adding, "We will ensure the defeat of the in Telangana and Modi's BJP in (in the 2019 election)."

He also accused KCR of redesigning the Rs 10,000-crore Palamuru-Ranga Reddy Lift Irrigation scheme into a Rs 60,000-crore project to benefit his friends and family, adding that the people of the state did not get water.

"Thousands of crores of rupees went to his (Rao's) friends and his family.

"KCR has been redesigning one project after another in the last five years and the people have given him a new name...every child knows his new name. It is 'Khao Commission Rao," Gandhi alleged.

When the state was formed five years ago, people had a dream of a new Telangana and a brighter future of "neelu" (water), "nidhulu" (funds) and "niyamakalu" (appointments) and of a "Bangaru Telangana" (Golden Telangana), he said.

"KCR became the minister and only one family ruled the state...your dreams were shattered. KCR betrayed you on (the promise of) water," the chief said, adding that under the TRS rule, the "Golden Telangana" dream had led to a "golden kutumbam" (golden family).

The Congress is contesting the polls, leading a four-party "People's Front", while the TRS and the BJP are going it alone.

The 119-member will go to polls on December 7 and the results will be announced on December 11.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 16:45 IST