Narendra Modi in Telangana: PM claims KCR hopes to win Vidhan Sabha polls without doing any development work

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday accused the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government in Telangana of not fulfiling its promise of progress and development in the state and appealed to the youth to vote for a "New India, New Telangana". Modi made the statement at his first rally in the poll-bound state, addressing a public meeting in Nizamabad.

Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Telangana. Image courtesy: Twitter/@BJP4India

Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Telangana. Image courtesy: Twitter/@BJP4India

In a direct attack on the caretaker chief minister of Telangana and TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR), Modi said KCR believes that just like the Congress did not undertake any development work but still managed to retain power at the Centre, year after year for nearly half a decade, he would also be able to "do nothing" and yet win the Assembly polls.

"But he must know that the youth of the state are aware of the ground realities," the prime minister added.

Modi also targeted the Telangana government over its "unfulfilled promise" of 'Ghar Ghar Godavari', through which the citizens of Telangana were assured clean drinking water. Modi asked the people how could they vote for someone who could not even provide them drinking water.

"Telangana was formed after several years of struggle and sacrifices of the youth, and the state government does not have the right to destroy that sacrifice," he said.

In another sharp jibe at KCR, Modi said KCR had claimed he would transform Nizamabad into London, but the region still lacks basic development. He also blamed the TRS government in Telangana for feeling "insecure" about the Ayushman Bharat Scheme and failing to connect the state with it.

"In the past three months, three lakh families have benefitted of the Ayushman Bharat Scheme, but none of them are from Telangana. The state government is responsible for this," Modi said.

He, once again, attacked the Congress for its "dynastic politics" and accused the TRS government of following the same tactic. "The Congress and TRS both believe in dynastic politics. They are two sides of the same coin. Both parties appease the minority; both parties believe in vote-bank politics; neither of them have internal democracy," Modi said.

The prime minister is scheduled to hold another rally in Mahabubnagar at 2.30 pm and address a rally at the Lal Bahadur Shastri stadium in Hyderabad on 3 December.
On Sunday, BJP chief Amit Shah had undertaken a whirlwind tour of Telangana and addressed four public meetings. He will again address meetings in the state on Wednesday and Sunday, the BJP said.
With inputs from agencies

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Updated Date: Nov 27, 2018 13:32:07 IST

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