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‘They’ll create a storm’: Rahul Gandhi, Chandrababu Naidu to share dais in Telangana today

Telangana is witnessing a vigorous campaign with prime minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and UPA chairperson, cabinet ministers and Opposition leaders holding campaign rallies in the state.

telangana elections Updated: Nov 28, 2018 12:11 IST
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Telangana assembly polls 2018: Congress party president Rahul Gandhi and chief minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu address media personnel after a meeting, outside Rahul's residence in New Delhi, November 1, 2018. (Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, whose parties are in an alliance formed to take on the Telangana Rashtra Samiti for the December 7 polls, will address meetings together in Telangana on Wednesday.

“The public meetings and roadshows are going to create a storm in the ensuing elections in Telangana,” TDP spokesperson Lanka Dinakar told ANI. The two leaders will share stage in three rallies at Khammam, Sanathnagar and Asif Nagar.

TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao, also known as KCR, is seeking a second term as chief minister after dissolving the 119-member assembly in September. KCR’s party TRS is fighting in all seats, while TDP (Telugu Desam Party) has joined hands with Congress, CPI and Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS) to form a grand alliance ‘Mahakutami’ .

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Telangana is the first electoral outing for the ‘Mahakutami’ and a stepping stone for the Lok Sabha elections. Naidu, who parted ways with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in March this year over the Centre’s refusal to grant special status to Andhra Pradesh, has been gathering Team Opposition against the ruling BJP for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Read: KCR’s home seat of Gajwel is a study in contrast

Telangana is witnessing a vigorous campaign with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and UPA chairperson, cabinet ministers and Opposition leaders holding campaign rallies in the state.

In a recent meeting, Modi took a dig at KCR’s promise to turn Nizamabad into London. “While coming here I asked pilot (of the chopper) to take a round to see if he has done this. I found that towns in states with relatively weak economy are better than Nizamabad,” he said.

In its response, KCR termed as the “biggest lie” Modi’s claim that people of Nizamabad are facing electricity problem. He also remarked that he had never seen such an “ignorant” Prime Minister.

Read: Grand alliance formed to save people from K Chandrashekar Rao’s dictatorship, says Telangana TDP chief

Sonia Gandhi, who visited Telanagana for the first time on Friday, in an emotional pitch said, “It is an emotional moment for me, as I feel like a mother who is meeting her children after several years.”

She called upon the people of the county’s newest state to teach a fitting lesson to TRS for completely shattering their hopes and aspirations in the four-and-a- half years of its rule.

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First Published: Nov 28, 2018 10:02 IST