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'Will turn KCR's official residence to public hospital if Cong

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

: Pradesh Committee N Uttam Kumar Friday said the Congress, if voted to power in the December 7 assembly polls, would turn 'Pragathi Bhavan', the official residence of the in the city, into a public hospital.

"Pragathi Bhavan, which was constructed at a cost of Rs 500 crore on nine acres of land and one lakh square feet, is now a symbol of dictatorial and aristocratic rule of the KCR family," he said.

After to coming to power, the party would turn 'Pragathi Bhavan' into a public hospital to announce the return of people's rule and restoration of democracy in State, a release quoted him as saying.

was speaking at a function where TRS MLC C Bhupati from district and his supporters joined the Congress.

He alleged that TRS and caretaker Chief K Chandrashekhar Rao has cheated all sections of society and neglected all districts, particularly

More than 4,500 farmers committed suicide in during the TRS regime, he alleged.

The Congress has also stepped up its campaign for the assembly polls.

M Bhatti Vikramarka, and former D K Aruna and the partys star Vijayashanti, a popular of yesteryear, addressed campaign meetings in the Mahabubnagar region Friday.

In a freak incident, the stage on which some party leaders were present for a campaign meeting at a village in the region, collapsed.

However, there was no report of any to the leaders.

Meanwhile, balladeer Gaddar met Congress in Friday and discussed his campaign "for safeguarding the Constitution."

Asked if he would contest against Rao in the assembly polls as being suggested in some quarters, he said the "people and political parties there say that".

"The (task) before me is to defeat the new feudalism that is coming there," he told reporters in

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 22:00 IST