Congress president in Telangana N. Uttam Kumar Reddy has told the party cadre to let the people know that parliamentary elections in the state are going to be contested between the Congress and BJP.
Mr. Reddy, the president of Telangana Congress addressed party leaders from different Lok Sabha constituencies in different meetings on the 2nd day of sessions involving self-introspection being organized by the Congress. Reddy felt that the Congress would do very well in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
He blamed that the TRS (Telangana Rashtra Samithi) government has disturbed the entire election process in state completely by distributing money and liquor to voters just before the elections. He said that his party will stop these malpractices and ensure that a good system follows.
He also blamed the electoral process in the state in the last Vidhan sabha elections by calling it defective and corrupt. He asked the leaders of his party to coordinate well with the authorities of the election commission to ensure that things go on smoothly in the state.
AICC in-charge for Telangana R C Khuntia told the Congress workers that party’s election manifesto must be presented to the people effectively.
He praised the Minimum Income Guarantee scheme proposed by Rahul Gandhi. He said that the scheme is meant to help all poverty struck families of the country regardless of their caste, religion or area. He told it to Congress workers to make people aware of these schemes and convince them to vote in favor of Congress.
For the TRS in Telangana he felt, that the party is aspiring to be a part of the BJP led coalition at the center in case the BJP falls short of majority to form the government. TRS can do nothing on its own; they are bound to be a part of NDA after the election results. He asked Congress workers to make people understand that voting for the TRS would be as good as voting for the BJP, since the two parties have similar interests.
In Telangana, it is expected that Congress would shortlist its candidates by the end of February.