Congress Has a Plan for Telangana, BRS Is on Its Deathbed: Priyanka

PV stood by us when my father was martyred'

HYDERABAD: AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday alleged that the BRS government has meted out gross injustice to youth, women and farmers of the state in the last nine years. She said that the BRS government was nearing its expiry date as people of Telangana have made up their mind to dethrone it in the ensuing Assembly elections.

In what was a busy day, she addressed public meetings in Palakurthy, Husnabad and Kothagudem.

She said that women were insecure in the state and the government was not taking any steps to ensure their safety.

Stating that Telangana tops the chart in unemployment in the country, she said, "Students and youth don't get employment. Question papers of recruitment exams are getting leaked. There is all-round corruption. So, what hope will the young people have?"

The Congress would bring out an annual job calendar and provide two lakh jobs within a year of coming to power, she said.

Priyanka Gandhi alleged that the BRS, BJP and AIMIM had joined hands to defeat the Congress. Referring to the Oscar-winning 'Naatu Naatu' song from Telugu film 'RRR', she said all the three parties were dancing together like the actors in the song.

Invoking the name of former prime minister P.V. Narasimha Rao at a rally in Husnabad, she said it is a land of great people like Sardar Sarvai Papanna and Narasimha Rao. She recalled that Narasimha Rao was always with Indira Gandhi and enhanced the pride of Telangana after he became the PM.

"When my father was martyred, he stood by us. I will always remember this," she said.

Claiming that the electoral battle in Telangana is between Congress and BRS, she said the BRS supports BJP at the Centre and the saffron party backs the ruling party here. She wondered why AIMIM was contesting only nine seats in Telangana while it fielded candidates in 30 to 40 seats in other states.

She said the Congress party has a plan for Telangana and a vision to empower the youth of the state and enable them to stand on their own feet.

Assuring that farmers will be provided ₹ 15,000 investment grant every year, the Congress leader said her party will waive farm loans of up to ₹ 2 lakh if it forms the government. She also assured that the party will honour its ‘six guarantees’ on coming to power in Telangana.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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