Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi visited Telangana for the first time and addressed a large gathering in Mahabub nagar. The meeting was attended by all Congress heavyweights. Jaipal Reddy, Uttam Kumar Reddy, Ponnala Lakshmaiah, DK Aruna, Nandi Ellayya too spoke at the meeting. This is what the Congress crown prince said to Telangana….
“Your 60 year old dream of Telangana will be accomplished this June 2nd. Lot of people fought for this dream, many gave their lives… after so many sacrifices the dream is turning into a reality. The Congress has also played a role in this, let me confirm, without the role of Congress this would not have been achieved. We heard your voice, we understood your demand, hence we took up all necessary process and fulfilled your wish.
Two new states are coming into existences, … we have always done what we promised, we will deliver our future promises too, with regard to Seemandhra too. Let me add two three things, TDP tried to stop Telangana throughput, BJP tried to stop it in Rajyasabha. When Telangana was about to become a reality, TRS was not to be seen any where at all, TRS came into being in 2001, even before that 40 Congress legislators passed a resolution for Telangana.
Congress is committed for social justice all across the country. We are not for anger, violetn politics ever. We will SC, ST, women, lowest cadres will participate in the social structure In Telangana too, secular will be the focus…… brotherhood, love, mutual respect has remained in Telangana always, even now, for the state to prosper, this will have to continue. TRS promises a lot. They have made promises to us too, that they will merge their party with us, they have also said that a Dalit will become a CM, they have forgot everything. …TRS is just after power.
To build a proper developing state, we need a government with long term view. Congress knows the area, it has the right view, it knows the administration, We can ensure great development if you hepl us form the state, the real benefits will come to you then, not just to few selected people, but to all sections of the society. Religious differences will not be there. What will congress to ensure development here – 4 thousand Mega Watt power plant, biggest in the country, 10 year tax holiday in all the backward districts, Hyderabad income will be Telangana’s. All districts will get equal development. Pranahita Chevella, Palamuru projects will be given national status, Education, tech training will be ensured.
Let me declare one thing to you before going to other things, without Sonia, Telangana would not have become a reality.
About other parts of the country… I want the poor, downtroddden to become part of developmental activity. Opposition wants the benefits for just few business houses. They want to devide the country into two parts, Rich – Poor. We want the country to be one, in which everybody gets benefited. We ensured maximum development in the last ten years. We have brought 15 crore people out of poverty’s clutches, which is a first time. Our various schemes ensured this.
MNREGA, One rupee rice scheme other schemes ensured this. We provided basic educational facilities. This time, we will ensure three more schemes, we will ensure increased participation of poor in the nations growth, we will ensure permanent housing for the poor of the nation; the entire nation will get the benefit of free medicine and medical care; About women, 50% reservation in Panchayat Raj is given by Congress, they are the actual power of our society, we put up the women’s reservation bill in the parliament, the opposition has stalled it, it will be passed first in the next government.
Self help groups here are very strong, which was started by Congress, it will be spread across the country. 2000 special police stations will be opened ensuring womens safety.As per your demand, we raised the gas cylinder limit to twelve. China is producing most of the articles being used here, I want to see a day when our articles will have India, Telangana label on them, the youth of the nation should feel proud for such achievements. The computer was brought to India by Congress.
The next level development will also be possible by Congress only. We will establish industrial corridors all across, imagine the resources, jobs needed for them, only Congress can do these activities, only Congress can ensure lakhs of jobs in these areas. Dream bigger, for your self, for the nation, to feel proud of yourself, your place, for the bigger dream, elect Congress.
Your own Jaipal Reddy will work for you, ensuring your growth and security. After ten-fifteen years, Telangana story should be not just about growth, it should ensure growth to all sections of society. Work towards ensuring the over all development of the region Thank you for coming from far of places to see me, Jai Hind,” said Rahul Gandhi at the Mahabub Nagar meeting, the first he attended in Telangana. Rahul’s address was translated by Congress Rajyasabha MP Rapolu Ananda Bhaskar.