1. Rahul Gandhi Telangana visit: Congress vice-president looks to strengthen party roots in South India, counter BJP surge

Rahul Gandhi Telangana visit: Congress vice-president looks to strengthen party roots in South India, counter BJP surge

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will address a rally in Telangana on Thursday in a bid to strengthen party roots in South India and counter Bharatiya Janata Party's surge in the nation

By: | New Delhi | Published: June 1, 2017 12:42 PM
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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will address a rally in Telangana on Thursday in a bid to strengthen party roots in South India and counter Bharatiya Janata Party’s surge in the nation. The senior Congress leader is likely to take on the BJP-led government at the Centre and the TRS administration in Telangana, during his rally, reported news agency PTI. He will reach the Begumpet airport in the afternoon and garland a statue of late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and greet Congress workers at different places in the city before reaching Sangareddy in the evening, according to his schedule released by the state Congress.

The rally has been named ‘Telangana Praja Garjana’ which means roar of Telangana people and Congress hopes that it will help boost the morale of party rank and file in their fight against the TRS government, Telangana Congress president N Uttam Kumar Reddy had said earlier. The rally will be organised at The Ambedkar Stadium at Sangareddy which is of major significance for the party. It is the same place where former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi addressed a public meeting in 1979 and led the Congress back to power in the 1980 general elections. “Therefore, Rahul Gandhi’s address from the same location after 38 years would be of historic significance and of very high sentimental value,” Reddy had said.

Meanwhile, Congress has already announced that chief minister K Siddharamaiah will be the party’s face in the Karnataka Assembly polls. The party also asked the state Home Minister G Parameshwara to quit the Cabinet and devote himself to his duties as PCC chief. “The Congress president and vice president have decided that the coming election of the state will be fought under the leadership of K Siddharamaiah, the present chief minister of Karnataka,” a statement from AICC general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said.

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    Chander Pal
    Jun 1, 2017 at 1:27 pm
    For 70 years we had to stomach 1. Kashmir b er, controlled economy 2. Emergency, sickularism and more sickularism 3. Rise of non national, head clerk as PM 4. Prince of aloo ki factory intelligence. We had to face mocking of Hindu beliefs and where nationalism amounted to intolerance. So is congi giving us any choice but to reject them.
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    swaminathan s
    Jun 1, 2017 at 1:03 pm
    since Pappu hi is stepping in Telengana both BJP and TRS are ured to capture power. Same wih Karnataka also
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    book
    Jun 1, 2017 at 12:52 pm
    Futile attempt. carry on.no harm.First answer ociation with Jakir Naik,Herald case etc. People want to know.
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    lalukumarchoubey
    Jun 1, 2017 at 12:51 pm
    Good strategy. Lot of converted christians are there who are instigated day in day out by evangelists in the name of dravidian sovereignty.
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