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KTR, Lokesh vie with each other in campaign

KTR, Lokesh vie with each other in campaign
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It was a day of intense campaign by the TRS and BJP_TDP in the city. Minister for Information and Technology K Taraka Rama Rao made whirlwind tour in the city. On behalf of TDP, its national secretary N Lokesh held the road show. While describing the TDP as a constructive party, Lokesh said the ruling TRS was a destructive party.

Hyderabad: It was a day of intense campaign by the TRS and BJP-TDP in the city. Minister for Information and Technology K Taraka Rama Rao made whirlwind tour in the city. On behalf of TDP, its national secretary N Lokesh held the road show. While describing the TDP as a “constructive party,” Lokesh said the ruling TRS was a “destructive party.”

KTR took a jibe at Telugu Desam Party national president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for claiming to have pushed Hyderabad onto global map with a couple of structures. “We have inherited the legacy of neglect of twin cities during the last 60 years of misrule of the previous governments,” he said. Addressing a meeting at AS Rao Nagar, Lokesh said the transformation of city happened only during the TDP regime and it was the efforts of the former Chief Minister N T Rama Rao and N Chandrababu Naidu that the city had emerged as the IT hub.

Trying to connect with the people, Lokesh asked them if the present government had at least laid a road in their area and amidst shouts from the people, he concluded saying, “No they have not laid any road. In a hurry after the election was announced, they had gone in for re-carpeting which would get washed away in no time if there was a bit shower.

He also condemned the government spending huge public money on massive advertisements. “I am surprised to see that the ruling party had to come out with a manifesto for GHMC polls. It is the job of the government to provide infrastructural facilities,” he added. He also said that KTR who had challenged that he would quit if TRS failed to get 100 seats was now taking a U-turn and was saying what he said was that he would resign if they failed to get the mayor elected.

In his effort to allay the feelings of his party cadres, who are of the view that the TDP leadership, particularly its president Naidu, had shifted his focus to AP in the recent past, Lokesh said, "Thammullu, TDP will continue to take care of people of Telangana.”

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