Sonia Gandhi has enthralled the Karimnagar public in her first meeting in Telangana after the new state is created. She has declared that the credit for Telangana can be claimed only by the Congress party. The Congress fought for the creation of Telangana because it is a justified democratic wish of over four crore public, she said. Here is what she spoke at the meeting….
“I congratulate the Telangana public on the happy occasion of their decades of dream coming true, you waited 60 years for this day, I share your happiness on the occasion,
2nd June, Telangana will be the nation’s 29th state,
I pay my respect to all the martyrs who have laid down their lives in this arduous path.
I congratulate all fighters, thinkers, teachers, artists, farmers who have taken part in this struggle,
The delay in Telangana was caused because getting the approval of several parties of the country was difficult,
The public of both Telangaan and Seemandhra are very close to my heart, we will work towards keeping all our promises given to Seemandhra people too,
Only Congress worked towards realizing the dreams and desire of the public of this region, no other party had any credit
No other party but Congress could have achieved Telangana, because bringing so many parties to agree on such an issue is not a small job, BJP, TDP both tried their best, till the last moment to create hurdles to this bill, YSRCP too did not leave any attempt wasted,
TRS had no role in the formation of TRS, even before TRS was born in 2001, 40 Congress leaders in MBNR meet had passed a request for Telangana.
We accepted Telangana because it is a democratic wish of 4 crore Telangana public.
Congress has always protected the nature of secularism of the country, Indiramma, Rajivji gave their lives for it, BJP always believed and practiced politics of division, Beware of their luring ways,
The way UPA has taken care of all sections of public in our ten years of rule, giving legal rights to downtrodden sections of the society, we will continue to fight for all sections of society
Even for Telangana, we gave big promises, the 4 thousand power plant will be the biggest power generation unit, ten years tax exemption is also promised, HYD revenue will be utilized there only; In future, Pranahita Chevella, Palamuru projects will be declared national projects,
The T manifesto promised debt cancellations of farmers and several other relief measures,
HYD image will be protected, other regions will also be protected
The time of rebellion is over, now is the time for responsible governance, only Congress can do it,
TRS speaks only the language of threats and warnings,
I ask you all to be friendly with Seemandhra public,
30 April, for the better future of your state, vote for Congress
I thank you all for coming for the meet.”
The meeting was attended by MPs Sri G Vivek, Ponnam Prabhakar, Madhu Yashki, Siricilla Rajayya, Balaram Nayak, TPCC chief Ponnala Lakshmaiah, Uttam Kumar Reddy, Jana Reddy, Damodara Rajanarsimha, D Srinivas, Suresh Reddy, Jeevan Reddy and others.