Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Telangana Praja Garjana’ roadshow
Hyderabad: Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi’s
‘Telangana Praja Garjana’ roadshow started on 1st June, 2017 from the Begumpet
Airport, crisscross the city and ended with a public meeting at Sangareddy. The
Congress vice-president is looking to galvanize the party cadres in the buildup
to the state elections in 2019.
In 1980, his grandmother Indira Gandhi kicked off the
Congress election campaign by addressing a massive gathering in undivided
Andhra Pradesh. She was back as prime minister after the party registered a
AICC Vice President, Shri Rahul Gandhi hit the road with a
mega meeting, “Telangana Praja Garjana,” in Sangareddy addressed the sentiments
and a major ‘undercurrent’ of anger against the Telangana government for
galvanising party cadre. Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee President Shri N.
Uttam Kumar Reddy recalled that former Prime Minister and Rahul Gandhi’s grandmother
Indira Gandhi had addressed a meeting from the same place in 1980 to kick off
her election campaign that resulted in a massive victory for the party across
Congress massive meeting coincides with the TRS government’s
completion of three years on June 1. Congress party and people of Telangana
seeking answers on why Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s promise of
‘Bangaru Telangana’ (golden Telangana) has turned into ‘Bangaru Kutumbam’
More than 2 lakh people attended Telangana Praja Garjana.
Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi would also raise KCR’s absence at
Osmania University’s centenary celebrations, which he attributes to the fear
that youngsters would revolt.
Telangana’s KCR govt.
run by land mafia, contractors
Congress vice-president blamed the NDA government over its
alleged failure to implement the Land Acquisition Act.
Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi during his visit
attacked the Central government over the state of education in the country,
land acquisition rules and falling GDP. The Congress leader blamed the NDA
government over its alleged failure to implement the Land Acquisition Act.
Alleging that the education sector is under threat, Shri
Rahul Gandhi said that the education policy of the Congress led UPA government
as well as free education to KG to PG levels free education remains unimplemented.
Shri Rahul Gandhi, this time, posed questions to the
gathering of over a lakh, asking if the dream of Telangana had been achieved.
He attempted to strike a chord with every section of the electorate, specifically
farmers and unemployed youth, by mentioning the “unfulfilled promises” of the TRS.
Accusing KCR of shattering the dream of Telangana, Shri
Rahul Gandhi said that the people of the region had demanded statehood in order
to enjoy their rights on land, water and other resources. “But, one family in
the State is exercising its right on all resources,” he charged.
AICC Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi, on his visit to the
state, called for his party cadre to build another “movement” to liberate
Telangana from the “clutches” of Rao’s family, “which is working for contractors
and land mafia”. He further asked party cadre to undertake door-todoor visits
in every nook and corner of the State to ensure the Congress come to power in
“Go to every village and visit every household to convey the
Congress message,” he told them, while asking Telangana Pradesh Congress
Committee chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy to lead a new movement to ensure the dream
of Telangana was realized.
Congress Vice President, Shri Rahul Gandhi reached Hyderabad
where he paid tribute to his father Rajiv Gandhi. He also paid respects to B R
Ambedkar in Kukatpally on the way to Sangareddy.
KCR has only cared
for his family Hyderabad:
Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on 1st June, 2017
launched a frontal attack on the TRS government in Telangana, accusing Chief
Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao of empowering only his kin, and blaming him for a
lowperformance dispensation that has failed to honour poll promises. “Was
Telangana created for KCR and his family? Is it Bangaru (golden) Telangana or
Bangaru family?” Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi asked at the huge
public meeting, the Telangana Praja Garjana.
“The Congress and Smt. Sonia Gandhi created Telangana to
fulfil the longpending demand and dreams of the people. Students led the
Telangana movement from the front, the farmers and the under privileged
sacrificed. But, what you have got in return is a government that is working
for contractors and land grabbers,” Shri Rahul Gandhi said.
This is Rahul Gandhi’s first visit to the State after
Telangana was formed in 2014. The State Congress, hopes the party Vice- President’s
visit will help and boost the moral of the party workers.
The Congress leader reminded the gathering that in 1979-80,
Indira Gandhi had spoken at the same venue, promised jobs, and after she came
to power, ensured that an Ordnance factory came up in Medak district. Shri
Rahul Gandhi assured that the Congress will transform the State with
opportunities and allround development.
Referring to agricultural woes, Congress Vice President Shri
Rahul Gandjhi said the KCR government’s mis-governance has led to 2,900
suicides in three years, including 100 in Gajwel, which happens to be the CM’s
constituency. “The TRS government claims they have waived loans. Then why are
banks not giving fresh loans?” he countered. “On the other hand, the UPA
government waived ¹ 70,000 crore of farm loans,” he said.
On employment, Shri Rahul Gandhi said KCR’s tall claim of
one job for every home has come a cropper. “Forget one job, there is no job in
any village.” Here, he drew a parallel with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who
had promised jobs during his poll campaign. “But Modi’s three-year rule is more
of ‘magic’ that real. There are no jobs, Make in India is a slogan and the country’s
has the highest unemployment rate now.”
Even while leading the people on with false hopes, KCR had
spend ¹ 350 crore on his home-cum-office in Hyderabad from the people’s
hard-earned money. “Give the mandate to the Congress and we will show you how
the dreams and aspirations of the poor, women, farmers and students can be
realised,” Congress Vice President said.
The Special Category
Status is not a gift to A.P. but a right Hyderabad :
The Special Category Status (SCS) was not a gift for Andhra
Pradesh but a right granted to it by the Prime Minister and the Congress would
grant it if it was elected in 2019, said AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi here
on 4th June, 2017.
Congress Vice President was addressing a huge meeting on
achieving SCS along with Opposition leaders like Samajwadi Party national president
and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav, JDU former president
and MP Sharad Yadav, RJD MP Jayaprakash Yadav, DMK leader Elangovan and CPI national
leaders D Raja and Suravaram Sudhakara Reddy at the Andhra Muslim College
Launching a scathing attack against Prime Minister Narendra
Modi, Shri Rahul Gandhi alleged that the Prime Minister Modi assured in
Thirupathi, at the foot hill shrine of Thirumala, that SCS would be accorded to
AP for 10 years but ignored after coming to power. He proved himself that he
had lied on the issue. Shri Rahul Gandhi further said Modi spoke about
protecting Hindu Dharma but went back on a promise he made to the people of
Andhra Pradesh in the presence of Lord Venkateswara in Tirupati before elections.
Is this how he was going to protect Hindu Dharma, Shri Rahul Gandhi asked.
Explaining the huge benefit to the State from the SCS, Shri
Rahul Gandhi said the beneficiary States got 90% of the funds as grant and not
as loan. According to the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, the Centre should
foot the entire bill for Polavaram but Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu did
not want it. But the TDP and YSR are not fighting for special status? There
must be some kind of pressure from Modiji.
‘Congress will fight for SCS’
Rahul Gandhi assures AP-SCS, if voted to power in 2019
He asked why the two parties of Andhra Pradesh the Telugu
Desam and the YSR Congress were not interested in garnering these benefits for
the people and wondered what grip Prime Minister Narendra Modi had over them
and why they were afraid of him. He said the Congress party was not afraid of
Modi and would fight to get the Status till the finish. “If the Congress party
is voted to power in 2019, the first thing the Congress party will do is
granting SCS to AP”, Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi assured.
TDP and YSR will not fight for you but Congress and other
parties will fight for you, The AICC leader said the Congress along with all
the Opposition parties would fight relentlessly in Parliament until it was
Shri Akhilesh Yadav and Shri Sharad Yadav asked why the
Telugu Desam and the YSR Congress parties were not utilizing the presidential
elections to get the Status.
APCC chief Raghuveera Reddy said that they will continue the
movement until AP is bestowed with SCS.