TRS, BJP working together, says Rahul

Congress president Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering at Kukatpally ahead of the state Assembly elections, in Hyderabad on Monday. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu is also seen. PTI

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday called upon the people to expose a secret understanding between the TRS and the BJP and vote them out in the December 7 elections.

Addressing a public meeting at Gadwal he said that the remote of K Chandrasekhar Rao is in the hands of Prime Minster Narendra Modi.

Rahul said that there are only two political fronts in the country, the BJP front and the Congress front.

“In Telangana, too, there are only two groups— Telangana Rashtra Samithi and People’s Front. And the TRS has a secret understanding with the BJP and both of them are working together,” he said.

“The TRS stood beside the BJP in the election of President and Vice President, the passage of GST bill, demonetization. KCR has never criticised Modi directly in any speech. This way the TRS become T-RSS and KCR become Khao Commission Rao,” Rahul said.

Later at Tandur public rally, Rahul claimed that the TRS friendly party MIM is also cozying up with the BJP at the centre.

“MIM had fielded its candidates in Maharashtra and Assam Assembly elections only to split the Congress votes so as to benefit the BJP.  Their only ambition is to make Modi the prime minister again, while retaining power in the state,” Rahul said.

He claimed that massive corruption had taken place in the construction of irrigation projects as the KCR government had escalated the projects costs abnormally in the name of redesigning.

“For instance, the cost of Palamur-Ranga Reddy Lift Scheme which was estimated to cost Rs 10,000 crore originally, went up to Rs 60,000 crore, thanks to looting of money by KCR’s family through commissions. The Congress, if voted to power in the elections, shall complete the project without any additional cost,” he said.

The Congress president charged the Telangana chief minister with betraying all sections of people by not implementing the promises he had made before the last elections.

“The unemployed youth were ditched as the government did not fill vacant jobs. Farmers did not get remunerative prices for their produce. When chilli farmers agitated for remunerative prices, he got them hand-cuffed and jailed,” he said.

Rahul assured that if the Congress was voted to power, it would waive crop loans of all farmers to the extent of Rs 1 lakh.

“When Modi can waive Rs 3.50 lakh crore bank loans of just five individuals, why can’t we waive crop loans of farmers?” he asked.

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