Telangana election: Congress, TRS’ mis-governance responsible for farm distress, says PM Modi

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New Delhi | Updated: December 7, 2018 12:55:47 pm

Telangana Assembly polls 2018: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday visit Telangana where he will kick-off the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) campaign for the upcoming assembly polls in the state.

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Telangana Assembly election 2018: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a blistering attack on Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and said that he followed the footsteps of the Congress and did nothing in the last four years. Today, the prime minister addressed two rallies —Nizamabad and Mahbubnagar — in the Telangana. In Mahbubnagar, PM Modi said the TRS government ruined the state. “The reason is simple – their apprenticeship under the Chandrababu Naidu government, when the state was a part of Andhra Pradesh and the UPA government,” he said.

Earlier in the day, Modi said that those who believe in development, building new India and new Telangana trust the BJP. He also said that the CM had promised to transform Nizamabad into London. “But look at the condition of this region. The region lacks development,” he told the crowd.

On Sunday, BJP president Amit Shah had undertaken a whirlwind tour of Telangana and addressed four public meetings. Shah will again visit the state on Wednesday and December 2. Telangana will go to polls on December 7 along with Rajasthan. The state Legislative Assembly has 119 seats. At present, the TRS of K Chandrasekhar Rao is in the majority with 90 seats. The Assembly was dissolved on September 6, more than 8 months ahead of the expiry of its term by CM KCR.

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Telangana Assembly election: PM Modi slams KCR at Nizamabad rally

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    17:57 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    KCR hits back at Modi: Don't lie for the sake of votes

    TRS Chief K Chandrasekhar Rao has hit out at Prime Minister Modi over his remarks on the development in the state. He said: "How can you say such a lie...You should not lie, being at the responsible post of Prime Minister, for the sake of votes." Earlier in the day, PM Modi said that Nizamabad was grappling with a shortage of water, electricity and proper roads. Nizamabad is represented by KCR's daughter K Kavitha in the Lok Sabha.

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    17:14 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    PM Modi urges people to defeat Congress in Telangana

    Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday urged the people ensure not a single Congress leader wins in the state. Addressing a rally, PM Modi asked the people to take a pledge in the memory of the martyrs for Telangana's cause and ensure not a single Congress candidate wins in the assembly polls.

    16:54 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    Rahul Gandhi, Chandrababu Naidu to hold road-show in Telangana tomorrow

    TDP leader Lanka Dinakar has confirmed that Andhra CM N Chandrababu Naidu and Congress President Rahul Gandhi will conduct public meetings and road shows on Wednesday and Thursday on behalf of Mahakutumi candidates. 'It's definitely going to create a storm in the upcoming elections in Telangana,' he told PTI. 

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    16:40 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    Modi vs KCR over London-like development in Telangana

    PM Modi today hit out at Telangana chief minister over lack of development in the state. He said: "KCR said he will transform Nizamabad into London but look at the conditions here. The region lacks development. He should better live in London for 5 years to see how that city is."

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    16:31 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    KCR did not deliver on his promises, says PM Modi

    PM Modi today said that the chief minister of Telangana had promised to give homes to poor. "But what happened to that promise? Where are the houses? Were his promises false or not," PM Modi said.

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    15:59 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    PM Modi blames Congress for Telangana suffering

    Prime Minister Modi today said that Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were suffereing because of the way they were divided by the Congress. He said: "Look how Congress divided Andhra Pradesh. Both the states are suffering till date. When Atal Ji divided Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, six states were formed and all of them are rapidly progressing."

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    15:45 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    TRS ruined Telangana, says PM Modi

    Addressing a rally in Telanaga, Prime Minister said that the TRS government ruined the state. "The reason is simple - their apprenticeship under the Chandrababu Naidu government, when the state was a part of Andhra Pradesh and the UPA government," he said. 

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    15:30 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    TRS is xerox copy of Congress, says PM Modi

    PM Narendra Modi today said that ruling TRS is a xerox copy of the Congress. "There is no difference between both the parties. Both the parties back dynastic politics, casteism, vote-bank politics," the prime minister said.

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    14:19 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    TRS and Congress playing 'friendly match' in Telangana

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that the TRS and Congress were playing a "friendly match" in the Telangana elections. "TRS and Congress are family-ruled parties playing a friendly match in Telangana polls," he said.

    14:08 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    KCR is walking on Congress' path, says PM Modi

    Addressing a rally in Telanaga, PM Modi said that the chief minister was walking on Congress' path. "He (KCR) thinks that if Congress can win elections without doing anything, he can do it too! But he must know that youth of the state are aware of the ground realities," the prime minister said.

    14:03 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    PM Modi vs KCR in Telangana

    PM Narendra Modi today said that KCR was so insecure that he refused to connect Telangana with Ayushman Bharat. "In past three months, three lakh families took the benefit of Ayushman Bharat but none of them is from Telangana. The state government is responsible for this," PM Modi said.

    13:48 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' echoes in Telangana

    Addressing a rally in Telangana, Prime Minister Modi today said: "We believe in 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas'. We do not believe in vote-bank politics." He further said that Telangana was formed after several years of struggles and sacrifices of youth. "State government doesn’t have the right to destroy that sacrifice," he said.

    13:43 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    PM slams dynastic politics in Telangana

    Prime Minister Modi today said that both the parties — Congress and TRS — believe in dynastic politics. "They are two sides of same coin. Both the parties appease the minority, both the parties believe in vote-bank politics, none of them has internal democracy," the PM said in Telangana.

    13:39 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    Chandrashekar Rao destroyed Telangana, says PM Modi

    Addressing a rally in Telangana, Prime Minister Modi slammed Chandrashekar for his association with the Congress. "Chandrashekar Rao’s apprenticeship was in Congress. He learnt from them and destroyed Telangana. Now if those who have done PhD come to power, they will do 100 times more destruction," he said.

    13:08 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    Opinion poll predicts gain for Congress-led alliance

    According to an opinion poll by CVoter, the Congress-TDP alliance in Telangana will show the door to the ruling TRS in this election. The opinion poll predicted that incumbent TRS is likely to win only 42 seats, while the Congress-TDP alliance can pocket 64 seats. The BJP is likely to win 4 seats.

    13:05 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    Congress, TRS believe in dynastic politics, says Modi

    Modi said that Congress and TRS are two sides of same coin, they believe in dynastic politics. "Both parties appease the minority, both parties believe in vote-bank politics, none of them have internal democracy," he said while referring to the TRS government's decision to grant 12% reservation to Muslims.

    12:58 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    Nizamabad: PM Modi slams KCR for not joining Ayushmaan Bharat scheme

    Speaking about the Ayushmaan Bharat scheme, Modi said that the healthcare scheme was launched 2 months ago and 3 lakh families have availed its benefits. 'Serious operations have been done, people's lives have been saved. Yet, not a single person from Telangana availed its benefits, your CM is responsible for it.'

    12:49 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    PM Modi addresses rally in Nizamabad
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    12:39 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    Those believing in development, placing trust in BJP: PM

    The Prime Minister said that those who believe in development, in forming a new Telangana, a new India, are placing their trust in BJP to take nation forward. "Telangana was formed after several years' struggle and sacrifices of youth. State government doesn't have right to destroy that sacrifice."

    12:37 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    Modi questions KCR over his promise to transform Nizamabad into London

    The Prime Minister questioned CM KCR over his promise to convert Nizamabad into London. "The Chief Minister of this state says he will transform Nizamabad into London. But look at the condition of this region. The region lacks development."

    12:34 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    PM Modi attacks CM KCR

    Modi said that Telangana Chief Minister and his family think they can rule without doing any work like the Congress did for years. He said that KCR is following footsteps of the Congress and did nothing in 4.5 years for the state.

    12:32 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    PM seeks account of TRS government's work

    PM Modi is presently addressing a mega rally in Nizamabad of Telangana. Addressing the gathering here, he said that the government has failed to keep its promises ro take the state ahead of the development path. He asked the outgoing TRS government to present its detailed account of works done by it in last 5 years.

    12:02 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    Modi seeks Telangana people's blessings for BJP

    Ahead of his rallies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought people's support for the BJP candidates in the state where polling will be held on December 7. "Dear sisters and brothers of Telangana, I am eagerly looking forward to being in your state today. I will address a rally in Nizamabad followed by one in Mahabubnagar," Modi said in a tweet in Telugu.

    "I seek your support and blessings for BJP in the coming polls. Watch the rallies on NM (NaMo) mobile app," he added.

    11:43 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    Telangana election: BJP contesting solo

    The BJP is going solo in Telangana polls while the Congress is leading a 'grand alliance' of opposition parties including the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the Communist Party of India (CPI) and the Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS). While the BJP is contesting all 119 ssembly seats, the Congress has fielded candidates in 94 constituencies and TDP contesting 13 seats.

    10:57 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    Telangana election: 1,821 candidates in fray

    A total of 1,821 candidates are contesting the Assembly elections in Telangana. The national and regional recognized parties have fielded total 515 candidates. Besides, 1306 candidates from other, unrecognized parties and Independents are also in the fray.

    10:28 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    Telangana election: Rahul Gandhi to campaign tomorrow

    Congress president Rahul Gandhi will visit the state on November 28 to campaign in favour of Grand Alliance candidates. According to former Congress MLA T Rammohan Reddy, Rahul will take part in a road show at Parigi and Chevella near Hyderabad on November 29. On November 23, Rahul had attended a public meeting at Medchal on the outskirts of Hyderabad along with his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

    10:00 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    Amit Shah to visit Telangana on Nov 28, Dec 2

    BJP president Amit Shah will visit the state on Wednesday (November 28) and December 2 to campaign for the party. Shah had on Sunday addressed for election meetins in the state where he said that the BJP will not allow the Telangana government to implement a 12% reservation for minorities.

    09:28 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    Telangana election: Modi to address rally in Hyderabad on December 3

    BJP's Telangana unit president K Laxman informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi Modi will again campaign in the state on December 3. He will address a public meeting in Hyderabad at Lal Bahadur Shastri stadium.

    09:04 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    Telangana election: Modi's rallies to intensify BJP's campaign

    The BJP's campaign is set to gather further momentum with PM Narendra Modi scheduled to address two election rallies on Tuesday. He will address the first meeting at Nizamabad at 11 am and will then reach Mahabubnagar to address another public meeting. Today's public meetings of Modi are expected to intensify the BJP's campaign for the December 7 polling.

    08:38 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    Telangana election: Modi's public meetings today
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    08:20 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    Telangana election: Rahul Gandhi, Chandrababu Naidu to share dais

    Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will share dais at their first public meeting at Khammam on Wednesday. The leaders will campaign for grand alliance candidates in the state. This will be the first time when two top leaders of the Congress and TDP will be sharing the stage at an election rally since they joined the ranks to form an alliance of non-BJP parties in th run up to 2019 general elections.

    08:13 (IST)27 Nov 2018
    Telangana election: PM Modi to campaign today
    Amit Shah during an election meeting of BJP at Dubbkha in Medak on Sunday.Elections for 119 seats in Telangana are scheduled in a single phase on December 7. While the BJP is contesting all 119 ssembly seats on its own, the Congress has fielded candidates in 94 constituencies leaving the rest for its allies. The TDP of Chandrababu Naidu is contesting 13 seats.
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