: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president N Uttam Kumar Reddy Friday said the Congress, if voted to power in the December 7 assembly polls, would turn 'Pragathi Bhavan', the official residence of the Chief Minister 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 Congress party would turn 'Pragathi Bhavan' into a public hospital to announce the return of people's rule and restoration of democracy in Telangana State, a Congress release quoted him as saying.
More than 4,500 farmers committed suicide in Telangana during the TRS regime, he alleged.
The Congress has also stepped up its campaign for the assembly polls.
TPCC Campaign Committee Chairman M Bhatti Vikramarka, senior party leader and former minister D K Aruna and the partys star campaigner Vijayashanti, a popular film actress 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 injuries to the leaders.
Meanwhile, balladeer Gaddar met Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Delhi 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 Delhi.
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