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TRS steps up campaigning

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

The ruling TRS in Telangana Monday stepped up its canvassing for the December 7 Assembly elections, with its key leaders, including minister K T Rama Rao, hitting the campaign trail.

According to party sources, TRS president and caretaker chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is in Delhi Monday to undergo routine eye tests in view of the campaign schedule in the run-up to polls.

TRS MP K Kavitha, daughter of the TRS president, spoke at a party meeting at Jagtial near Karimnagar.

She slammed Congress and TDP for coming together (as part of "grand alliance" also comprising CPI and TJS) for the elections as TDP was founded by late N T Rama Rao on anti-Congress plank.

TDP is reviving Congress which has become weak, she claimed.

She said TDP's Telangana unit president L Ramana, who hails from Jagtial, would face defeat if he does not think on behalf of Telangana.

She said regional parties think about people whereas a particular state is one among many issues for national parties.

"Regional parties think about people. (For) National parties, we become one issue for them among many. We are not special as a subject for them," she said.

Congress has not done anything special for Telangana in the last 60 years, she alleged.

She also alleged that TDP president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu was creating hurdles for development of Telangana.

Addressing two meetings during the day,

Rama Rao, son of Chandrasekhar Rao, attacked the "grand alliance" alleging that Naidu had written to the Centre against irrigation projects in the state in his capacity as AP chief minister.

Rao Sunday said the state government has taken all sections along and those from Andhra Pradesh need not have any apprehensions about his party.

He also said he would "personally" stand by those from Andhra Pradesh.

AICC secretary Madhu Yashki Goud, however, said Rama Rao's comments lacked sincerity.

"Changing colours like chameleon, he says he is speaking as son of KCR that he will stand by Andhra people," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, October 29 2018. 20:45 IST
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