ALL INDIA CONGRESS COMMITTEE
24, AKBAR ROAD, NEW DELHI
Highlights of the CP Speech: December 05, 2018
(English translation for reference only)
Congress President Shri Rahul Gandhi addressed a Public Meeting at Kodad, Telangana, today.
Shri Rahul Gandhi said – Chandrababu Naidu Ji, R.C. Khuntia Ji, Uttam Kumar Reddy Ji, Sudhakar Reddy Ji, Kesineni Nani Ji, Ramulu Naik Ji, Yadav Reddy Ji, our candidates, Uttam Reddy Ji, Smt. Padmavathi Reddy Ji, workers and colleagues of our Congress Party, TDP, CPI, TJS, Brothers and Sisters, our friends from Media, you are all welcome here, Namaskar.
Five years back the people of Telangana had a dream of forming a new state, dream of employment for youth, dream of bright future for farmers and dream of safety for women. You fought for your water, your resources and employment, your slogan was ‘Neelu, Nidlu and Niyamakalu’ and the youth of Telangana, the farmers of Telangana and women of Telangana contributed their blood for making this state. A few days back the Chief Minister of Telangana came here and expressed his desire to adopt Nalgonda. Perhaps he expresses the same desire of adopting the district, which districts he visits. I would like to tell KCR Ji that if at all he desires to adopt something, he should adopt the farmers of Telangana and the youth of Telangana, he should adopt the families which have sacrificed their blood to bring this state to existence. Under your Government 4,500 farmers have committed suicide and 33 lakh youth are unemployed in Telangana. You have promised two bedroom houses, to lakhs of families, you should adopt them by giving them houses. You snatched away Rs. 40,000 crores from the farmers, the common people, women and youth of Telangana and you and your contractor friends pocketed this money. You change the name of Palamuru Rangareddy project and enhanced the cost of the project from Rs. 10,000 crores to Rs. 60,000 crores. You and your contractor friends usurped Rs. 50,000 crores out of that. The people of Telangana has given you a new name, KCR means ‘Khao Commission Rao’. The income of your son multiplied by 400%!
When the state of Telangana came into existence, it had no debt. Today, the state is under a debt of Rs. 2.5 lakh crores that means every family is under a debt of Rs. 2.5 lakhs. Your family benefited the most whereas the people of Telangana suffered only loss. Your rich friends consume only bottled water whereas the people of Telangana, the people of Nalgonda are compelled to consume water with high floride and arsenic content. The moment the Congress led Government comes to power, we shall renovate Shri Ram Sagar project to supply clean drinking water to the people of Nalgonda.
You (KCR) made a mention about adopting Nalgonda. Four years back when you had visited this place, you had promised to set up a hundred bed hospital and a few days back when you again visited, you repeated the same old promise about the setting up of the hospital. The Congress Party will fulfill the promise which you fail to fulfill and we shall set up the hospital for the people of Nalgonda.
In Delhi, your friend Narendra Modi waived off Rs. 3.5 lakh crores loan of 15 selected industrialists. In all your speeches you and the Prime Minister talk about farmers, but, neither you nor the Prime Minister has done anything for the farmers of Telangana and the farmers of the country. 4,500 farmers committed suicide in Telangana and when the farmers came to you to demand MSP and fair prices for their produce, they were handcuffed and put behind bars. You nullified the legal provisions made by the UPA Government for the cause of farmers and other under privileged sections. And now people of Telangana are going to vote out you from the Chief Ministership. When Congress Party led alliance comes to power, its first job will be to waive off the farmers loans and to provide remunerative prices to the farmers in Telangana, Rs. 2,000 per quintal for Paddy, Rs. 7,000 per quintal for Cotton, Rs. 10,000 per quintal for Chilly and Rs. 10,000 per quintal for Turmeric.
Our Chief Minister will work for 18 hours a day to generate employment for youth. Today, human resources are being wasted. We shall provide employment to unemployed. Every unemployed youth will be given an unemployment allowance of Rs. 3,000 per month. 20% budget allocation will be utilized for the education of youth and new colleges will be set up. A thirty bed hospital will be set up in every division. KCR Ji had promised to provide two bedroom houses. But, today, he has stated in his speech that he is going to rest after elections. KCR Ji will take rest in a house of Rs. 300 crores, but, he failed to fulfill his promise of providing house to the people of Telangana. A 300 crore mansion for the Chief Minister, when the farmers, poor and weaker sections of Telangana are homeless. The Congress Party will give Rs. 5 lakh to each homeless family for the construction of house. And the rights of Panchayat which KCR Ji took away from the people of Telangana will be restored with the people.
A single family will not run the affairs of the state in Telangana, but, it will be run by the people of Telangana, farmers of Telangana, youth of Telangana and women of Telangana and with your power a new golden Telangana will emerge. Today, clouds are showing up, wind is blowing, but, within a few days a storm of change will be witnessed in Telangana and once again the voice of the people of Telangana will control its destiny and fulfill its dreams. We want to stand with you to accomplish this task. We want to run Telangana as you desire. We want to make Telangana of your dreams, and this is bound to happen.
After the elections in Telangana there will be elections in Delhi. After the elections in Telangana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, we are going to defeat Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections. Narendra Modi Ji has damaged the interests of the country; he devastated shopkeepers, small businessmen with demonetization and Gabbar Singh Tax (GST). He snatched away your money and put it into the pockets of the richest people of the country. He created division among the people of the country and weakened the country as a whole. We shall not rest till Shri Narendra Modi is removed from the Prime Ministership of the country.
You listened to his (Shri Narendra Modi) speeches, he always criticizes me, Naidu Ji and all leaders of the alliance, but, he never criticizes KCR Ji. There is partnership of KCR Ji and Narendra Modi Ji. KCR Ji supports Narendra Modi in Delhi, he supported Gabbar Singh Tax (GST), he supported demonetization and helped (BJP) in Presidential Elections. KCR Ji has indulged in massive corruption and CBI and Enforcement Directorate are in the hands of Narendra Modi Ji. The real name of TRS is TRSS, Telangana RSS, and their job is to safeguard the interests of Shri Narendra Modi in the country. We are going to break this partnership. First, we shall defeat KCR in Telangana and then Congress Party and other Parties together will defeat Shri Narendra Modi. Our aim is to provide employment to the youth of Telangana and the youth of the country. The public money would be made available to the youth, to the farmers and to the small shopkeepers. We shall transfer your money from the pockets of Anil Ambani, Mehul Choksi, Nirav Modi and Vijaya Mallya into your pockets. We shall take away the money from dishonest people and give it to the honest people and then we shall protect the interest of our dear farmers from Telangana and other parts of the country.
I extend my thank to all of you and I would like to tell the youth of Telangana that you have started the work to make the destiny of this state, and you have to successfully accomplish this task and we shall finish this task working together. Unless we provide employment to the youth of Telangana, this dream cannot be realized. Made in China is written on the back of this phone, under your shirt, under your shoes, on your camera. We dream of a day when Made in Telangana and made in Nalgonda is written on the back of the camera, on the back of the mobile phone under your cloths, under your shoes. This is the dream we have for the future of Telangana.
Many many thanks for listening to me with love and patience and I extend my thanks to all who are standing on the roofs at far end. Our relation is not that of political nature, but, of mutual respect and affection. The Chief Minister will be from the alliance, from the Congress Party, but, your soldier Rahul Gandhi will be available in Delhi. Whenever and wherever you are in need you are free to call me and tell me what to do?
I once again offer my heartiest thanks, Jai Hind, Jai Telangana.