TS set for high-voltage campaign
Modi, Rahul, Shah, KCR to dot most LS segments
Hyderabad: All the key parties in Telangana are braced up for high voltage poll campaign from Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, BJP national president Amit Shah, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, Union ministers and several national leaders of the BJP and Congress are set to address a series of public meetings in the state during the next two weeks.
On Friday, the Prime Minister will address a public meeting in Mahbubnagar, while KCR will be addressing a public meeting at L B Stadium in Hyderabad. These two meetings assumed importance as KCR has been talking about BJP-mukt Bharat. What stand the PM would take against the state government remains to be watched.
It may be recalled that during the Assembly elections also both these leaders had addressed meetings almost simultaneously and KCR had thrown a challenge for open debate on power situation in the state when Modi said that farmers were suffering due to shortage of power.
Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to attend three rallies and address public meetings on a single day on Monday (April 1). He will be addressing meetings in Zaheerabad, Nalgonda and Nagarkurnool Lok Sabha segments. On the same day, Modi would take part in a poll rally in Hyderabad.
This would be followed by two public meetings to be addressed by Amit Shah on April 4 and will participate in roadshows at Nalgonda and Hyderabad on April 6.
Senior BJP leaders and Union ministers, including UP CM Adityanath Das , Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Uma Bharati, etc, are likely to take part in the election rallies being organized by Telangana BJP unit in different constituencies.
As per the schedule, KCR will address public meetings covering 11 Lok Sabha segments. On his first day poll campaign, the TRS chief will address rallies in Nalgonda and Hyderabad. He will cover at least three MP segments during his weeklong busy campaign schedule.
TRS working president KT Rama Rao will also participate extensively in the election campaign. He will address 11 public meetings and take part in 23 roadshows in the urban areas, particularly Greater Hyderabad Municipality Corporation.
Telangana Congress Campaign Committee chairperson Vijayashanthi will address local public meetings in every Lok Sabha segment. The party's national leaders Gulam Nabi Azad, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and other senior most leaders will also participate in the election rallies in the identified MP segments.
Bhongir congress candidate Komatireddy Venkat Reddy is planning to organise a mammoth public meeting inviting several national leaders, including Sonia Gandhi in the first week of April.
Since the ensuing Lok Sabha elections are crucial for both TRS and Congress, all the contestants of the two parties have been instructed to organise village-level meetings and rallies involving party cadre.
TRS MLAs were entrusted with the responsibility of galvanizing the cadre to make success the meetings. Congress and BJP in-charges of Assembly constituencies would oversee the arrangements for the election rallies.