Rama Krishna Sangem
Congress party has come up with six populist guarantees to people of Telangana in the coming assembly elections. The party which held its two day working committee (CWC) meetings in Hyderabad on September 16 and 17 chalked its poll path. The two day deliberations of CWC too mainly focused on winning Telangana where it was in power for 10 years before 2014.
The party held a public meeting at Tukkuguda, on the city outskirts on the second day, Sunday evening.
The six guarantees are: 1. For women – Rs 2,000 assistance to women under Mahalakshmi scheme, gas cylinder to poor women at Rs 500 and free travel in RTC buses, 2. For farmers – Rs 15,000 per annum per acre assistance to farmers and tenant farmers, Rs 12,500 per annum to farm labour and an extra bonus of Rs 500 per qunital of paddy, in addition to the minimum support price announced by the Centre.
3. Indiramma housing- Rs 5 lakh for house construction to those who have no houses, 250 yards house site for Telangana freedom fighters. 4,Griha Jyothi – free power up to 200 units to all, 5. Rajiv Arogya Sri scheme of Rs 10 lakh health insurance to all and Rs 4,000 per month pension to the old age and other helpless under Cheyutha scheme, 6. Students will get Rs 5 lakh per annum assistance for their educational needs.
Sonia: “We kept our promise on Telangana”
Congress top leader Sonia Gandhi led the party’s election campaign by telling people that it was Congress that formed Telangana state as part of its promise to people. “We delivered our first promise to people of Telangana, by creating a new state a decade ago,” she said. She urged people to bring her party to power in the coming elections so that they can get more guarantees from the party. She announced the six guarantees.
Another Congress top leader Rahul Gandhi too explained the six guarantees and claimed that BRS and BJP and are hand in glove. “We are not only fighting with BRS here, but also with BJP and AIMIM; these three parties are in a sort of understanding. Whenever the Modi led BJP government at the Centre needs its support, BRS extends the same. MIM is there only to disturb us from fighting BJP in states,” said Rahul Gandhi.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge lashed out at Modi led BJP government at the Centre and called upon people to bring Congress to power at both the Centre and state in the coming elections. All the four Congress CMs – Ash0k Gehlot of Rajasthan, Bhupesh Bhaghel of Chattisgarh, Shukvinder Singh Sukhu of Himachal Pradesh and Siddaramaiah of Karnataka, and all the CWC members were present.
Telangana Congress president Revanth Reddy, MPs Uttam Kumar Reddy and Komatireddy Venkat Reddy and all the former ministers and PCC committees members were present on three daises that were arranged at the meeting venue. Karnataka Deputy CM SK Shiva Kumar and AICC functionaries had interacted with local leaders to thrash out all issues for smooth conduct of the CWC meeting.