Nizamabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticised Chief Minister K. Chandra-sekhar Rao for destroying the spirit of the newly formed Telangana state. If the Congress comes to power, it would be a hundred times loss to Telangana state, he warned. He said TRS and Congress are two sides of the same coin. Both parties believe in family rule and vote bank politics.
Mr Modi began his campaign in the Government Giriraj Degree College grounds after flying in by helicopter from Nanded on Tuesday.
Me Modi said Mr Rao had said he would transform Nizamabad into another London, but it lacks roads, water and infrastructure. He said that four lakh electricity connections under the Sowbaghya scheme were provided to Telangana state, including 15,000 connections in Nizamabad district. He said that Congress ruled the country for 55 years from galli (street) to Delhi over four generations, but had lost credibility.
“Whenever we pointed out the misrule of the Congress, they diverted attention with unnecessary issues,” he said.
In Telangana, the situation remains the same, he added. The Congress granted Telangana state after prolonged agitations and sacrifices of youths. “Will you pardon the party (for that),” Mr Modi asked.
He said that health and education were worst affected in Telangana.
The Prime Minister mentioned mountaineer Malavath Poorna and international boxer Husamuddin, who belong to Nizamabad.
Starting his speech with a few lines of Telugu, he introduced the contesting candidates-Endala Laxminarayana (Nizamabad urban), G. Anand Reddy (Nizamabad rural), G. Venkata Ramana Reddy (Kamareddy), Banala Laxma Reddy (Yellareddy), Aruna Tara (Jukkal), Naidu Prakash (Banswada), Aljapur Srinivas (Bodhan), Swarna Reddy (Nirmal), Rama Devi (Mudhole), and Venkat (Korutla).
Police were deployed in large numbers at the venue of the meeting. Vehicular traffic was stopped on the by-pass road in the town.
The audience comprised people from Nizamabad and Kamareddy districts. There were chants of “Modi...Modi” which interrupted the speech of the PM....