HYDERABAD: Congress, which wants to regain the confidence of its one-time traditional voters such as SCs, STs, minorities and weaker sections in a bid to revive its fortunes in the state, has decided to release a ‘charge sheet’ against the TRS government with special focus on the unfulfilled promises made to Dalits, Girijans and Muslims.
The TPCC will release the charge sheet, ‘Gadeela Paalana, Thakattulo Telangana’ with a tag line, ‘People’s charge sheet against KCR’s dictatorship’ at a public meeting, Telangana Praja Garjana, to be addressed by the AICC vice-president at Sangareddy on Thursday on the occasion of the third anniversary of the formation of the TS. The charge sheet will highlight the unfulfilled promises such as distribution of three-acre land to every Dalit family in the state, making a Dalit the first CM of the state and other key promises made to SCs and other weaker sections before the 2014 general election. According to sources, Rahul Gandhi will release a 24-page booklet levelling allegations against the state government on 36 issues, besides making charges against the Narendra Modi government at the Centre on 12 issues.
“Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has not fully kept at least one single poll promise. For instance, distribution of three-acre land to each Dalit family. Same is the case with construction of double bedroom homes for the poor. Providing one lakh government jobs to unemployed youth also remains a pie in the sky. All these issues will figure in our charge sheet,” TPCC working president Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka told Express. According to him, the Congress will also make some corruption charges with regard to construction of irrigation projects and realignment of some.
“The state government’s flagship programmes such as Mission Kakatiya and Mission Bhagiratha have also become synonymous for corruption. All these issues will be mentioned in our charge sheet,” Vikramarka said.
Rahul Gandhi will arrive at Begumpet airport at 3.30 pm on Thursday
He will reach Sangareddy in a bike rally via Kukatpally, BHEL crossroads, Patancheru at 5 pm
Prior to the meeting, Rahul will interact with mirchi-growers who were arrested for ransacking of Khammam market yard
He will interact with oustees of Mallanna Sagar project, besides learning the woes of unemployed youth
Rahul to unveil poll manifesto
Rahul Gandhi will also unveil the party’s manifesto for the next Assembly polls. “The future Congress government will waive crop loans up to J2 lakh at one go. All jobless youth will be paid unemployment allowance. Further, we will clear all pending bills of Indiramma houses and the existing beneficiaries will get an additional room. Financial incentives will be given to all women self-help groups in the state. Rahulji will make more such announcements at the public meeting,” TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy said.
Cong hopes repeat of Indira magic
As Rahul Gandhi is visiting the state close on the heels of BJP national president Amit Shah, state Congress workers are eagerly waiting for the political speech to be delivered by the AICC vice president at Sangareddy. The TPCC has kept high hopes on the meeting. TPCC chief Uttam Kumar Reddy says Ambedkar Stadium in Sangareddy was the same venue where former prime minister Indira Gandhi addressed a public meeting in December 1979 and led the Congress to power in the 1980 general election. “Therefore, Rahul Gandhi’s address at the same venue would be of historic significance and of very high sentimental value to us,” he said.