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KCR has only cared for his family: Rahul

M SOMASEKHAR Hyderabad | Updated on January 12, 2018

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi meets party supporters during his ‘Telangana Praja Garjana’ meeting at Sangareddy, in Telangana, on Thursday   -  Nagara Gopal

Cong Vice-President takes on Telangana CM in his backyard



Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday 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 low-performance dispensation that has failed to honour poll promises.

“Was Telangana created for KCR and his family? Is it Bangaru (golden) Telangana or Bangaru family?” Rahul asked at the large public meeting, the Telangana Praja Garjana.

“The Congress and its chief Sonia Gandhi created Telangana to fulfil the long-pending 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,” he said.

The State Congress, which has had a tough time uniting its various groups and unable to mount a sustained attack on the Telangana government, hopes the party Vice-President’s visit will help change it fortunes at the hustings in 2019. This is Rahul’s first visit to the State after Telangana was formed in 2014.

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. The Congress will transform the State with opportunities and all-round development, he assured.

Referring to Telangana’s agricultural woes, Rahul said the KCR government’s misgovernance 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 ₹70,000 crore of farm loans,” he said.

On jobs, Rahul 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 ₹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,” Rahul said.

Published on June 01, 2017

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