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Cong leaders hit campaign trail

Cong leaders hit campaign trail
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Congress Leaders Hit Campaign Trail, the Congress leader and Union Minister Jairam Ramesh launched it from Adilabad on Thursday.

  • KCR to kick-start canvassing tomorrow
  • YSRCP brass too hit the road tomorrow
  • Jairam to release T manifesto today

Hyderabad: With the process of filing of nominations ended, all political parties in Telangana are now set to take up poll campaign on a large-scale. While TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao will kick-start his campaign from April 12, the Congress leader and Union Minister Jairam Ramesh launched it from Adilabad on Thursday. Jairam Ramesh who came to Hyderabad in the morning held a meeting with TPCC president Ponnala Lakshmaiah and other leaders to discuss the issues pertaining to the problem of rebel candidates at some places. He also met the manifesto committee members to discuss about the issues that need to be included in the manifesto which the TPCC would be released on Friday at Hyderabad by Jairam Ramesh.

Congress Leaders Hit Campaign Trail

The Union Minister has been tasked with the job of ensuring that all the Congress rebels withdraw from the contest. Jairam, soon after reaching Hyderabad took up the exercise to hold meetings with rebels and he will continue this ‘operation’ till the rebels withdraw from the poll fray. He also met Governor ESL Narsimhan in the evening. The other important task assigned to Jairam Ramesh by the AICC president is said to be to see that the party candidate T Narsa Reddy who is contesting against TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao wins from Gajwel assembly constituency.

Jairam was posting hourly status reports to AICC president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi on the progress of his mission. Following this, the Union Minister conducted SWOT analysis of Gajwel constituency and sent a status report to the AICC president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi. Jairam is also in touch with AICC SC cell chairman K Raju, TPCC protocol in-charge Venu Harkara, Balaram Naik and Donti Madhav Reddy. Madhav Reddy filed nomination as rebel from Narsampet assembly constituency in Warangal district as he was replaced by TJAC leader Katti Venkata Swamy. Balram Naik had lodged protest against the change with TPCC president Ponnala Lakshmaiah on Wednesday. He had argued that it could affect his winning chances. Jairam also met Srishank , the rebel candidate from Secunderabad cantonment and other student leaders.

Later, Jairam went to Adilabad district and tried to pacify DCC president Ramachandra Reddy to withdraw his nomination in the interest of the party. He would also meet Malreddy Ranga Reddy and persuade him to withdraw from Maheshwaram constituency in favour of CPI candidate Aziz Pasha. While making efforts to see that the party is rid of rebel trouble, Jairam is also scheduled to address meetings at Khammam and Nalgonda districts on Friday. Talking to media TPCC president Ponnala Lakshmaiah while appealing to the rebels to withdraw said that he was not the person to decide who should be given the ticket. The decision in regard to the candidates was taken by the AICC and all loyal party workers should respect the decision. The TPCC president added that the Congress manifesto will be released on April 12.

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