TRS' Rivals Campaigning Hard In Nagarjuna Sagar
Leaders of both the Congress and the BJP were seen campaigning hard in Nagarjuna Sagar today.
Hyderabad | 10th April 2021
With just a week left for the Nagarjuna Sagar by-election, the political parties vying for the seat have really been going all out to woo the voters of the constituency.
The TRS' rivals, the Congress and the BJP were both seen campaigning hard on behalf of their respective candidates, today.
Congress leader and MP Komatireddy Venkat Reddy visited several villages in the constituency's Anumula mandal, and urged the locals there to support the party's candidate for the election, senior leader K Jana Reddy, citing his forty-decade-long "spotless" political career.
Claiming that Jana Reddy was an upright leader who had worked for the people for the last four decades "without any blemishes to his reputation", the MP asserted that though the TRS had been "taking credit" for developing Nagarjuna Sagar, it was really Jana Reddy who had worked to develop the region.
"The leaders of the ruling party are shamelessly taking credit for the roads built by Jana Reddy in the constituency. If the party is indeed so committed to development, why has it still not completed the Srisailam tunnel works? Where the preceding Congress regime had already completed 70% of the works by spending Rs 1,300 crore on the project, the TRS government was unable to even complete 30% of the works. I wonder how the party's leaders can then blame our party for not working for the region especially as they have themselves not been able to fulfil the many promises made by their party in earlier election campaigns. Of course, this is not surprising since the birth of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao coincides with the birth of lying. The voters should all teach the party and its leaders a befitting lesson for their endless lies in the upcoming election," he charged.
Continuing his attack on the CM, Reddy added, "KCR is but a synonym for corruption. The TRS-led state government has not done anything for the development of the constituency or the state. Three unemployed youth killed themselves, pressurised by their jobless status. Despite such unfortunate incidents, the CM and his government have not done anything to generate employment opportunities in the state, or to instil any confidence in the youth that the issue of unemployment will soon be addressed."
In another part of the constituency, leaders of the BJP too flayed the TRS government while campaigning for their candidate, Panugothu Ravi Kumar Naik - Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy was seen mobilising support for Naik at a road show in the constituency's Tripuraram mandal.
He alleged that despite the claims of the ruling party, the people of the region were still being forced to drink polluted water, which proved the urgent need to bring political change through the upcoming election.
"There is barely any difference between the TRS and the Congress. Voting for one party is like voting for the other - in fact, it is even being said that the Congress candidate, Jana Reddy, will likely join the ruling party if he wins the election. And anyway, Jana Reddy is an outdated candidate. An elderly man like him will not be able to do justice to the post," Kishan Reddy alleged.
"The TRS regime constantly goes on about its welfare programs. However, the end of power and fertiliser shortage, which has benefited millions of farmers, is to the credit of the BJP-led Centre and not the state government. I believe that our work will encourage people to vote us into power in the state, in the next Assembly elections," he added.
The minister then proceeded to launch an attack on the CM, and claimed that Telangana was suffering under the rule of the families of KCR and of MIM head Asaduddin Owaisi, and appealed to the people of Nagarjuna Sagar to reject the pink party's candidate to awaken it from its apathy and insularity.
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