“I congratulate you all for working in securing your dream of Telangana. We have kept our promises given to you, we were clear about our attitude in this issue. I thank Soniaji for standing beside me through all the difficulties. Let me assure you that your fight and sacrifices will be remembered in the future. Many others are trying to take credit for the creation of Telangana, but without Congress’s strong will, this day would not have come. The future holds great promise to Telangana, hence you have the great burden of choosing the right leaders to take you forward here and in the Center.
I want you to take note, and remember that Congress is the only party which has the capability and experience in taking all concerned parties together and move forward in this regard. We know that if right opportunities are given, the state of Telangana will become one of the top states, I remind you that the present global stature of Hyderabad is the result of Congress’s vision and support. We will ensure the future welfare of Telangana, we will focus on agriculture, production, youth and the backward sections of the society. We hope that both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh will co exist peacefully.
I implore you all to take into consideration the national level issues like secularism before you vote this time. BJP has been trying to divide the society on religious lines like they have always done. BJP’s plans are centered on only one person, even that person is making tall claims that may not be fulfilled at all. With your support, we formed government in the past, we tried our best to retain your confidence. There are still some areas where we could have worked better. When I look back on these ten years, the progress India has made these ten years is unprecedented, unmatched.
We have done a lot to protect and develop the agriculture sector. We have reached a state, where almost all children are going to school and they are being fed at schools to ensure their education. We have ensured the development of Hyderabad, We gave you Metro Rail, a new International airport, IIT in Medak… several such projects show our commitment for the area. The opposition accuses us of corruption, but the amount of focus we put on eradicating corruption was never done before. We will continue to do so, the introduction of Lokpal Bill is an indication for this.
Our work to better the fate of Country is not over. We promise you to work more in the future. I have full faith in you that you will vote for Congress in the upcoming elections,” said Man Mohan Singh.
Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, Rajgopal Reddy, JanaReddy, Koppula Raju also spoke on the occasion.