Gandhi will be addressing a "Telangana Praja Garjana" at Ambedkar Sports Stadium in Sangareddy.

Rahul Gandhi to address rally in Telangana on Thursday as part of mission south File photo
news Politics Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 05:37

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, who is scheduled to address a rally at Sangareddy in Telangana on Thursday, said in New Delhi on Wednesday that the place holds a special significance for him and his partymen.

"Looking forward to being in Sangareddy tomorrow (Thursday), a place that holds a very special significance for me, for Congressmen and women across the country," said Gandhi in a tweet.

Gandhi will be addressing a public meeting "Telangana Praja Garjana" at Ambedkar Sports Stadium in Sangareddy, near Hyderabad in Telangana at 6:30 pm.

Amid the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s efforts to form a strong base in the southern states, Gandhi will be visiting Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh this weekend to strengthen the opposition's campaign against the BJP-led central government.

Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, TPCC chief N. Uttam Kumar Reddy said, “Though we are responsible for bringing statehood to Telangana and promised several things in our election manifesto, we did not properly convey this to the people. All this needs a boost and that is why we are organising this mega public meeting with Rahul Gandhi.”

On June 3, he will be attending the birthday celebrations of DMK President M Karunanidhi, which will also be attended by other national leaders like Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, RJD chief Lalu Prasad, NCP leader Sharad Pawar, Ttinamool Congress parliamentary party chief Sudip Bandhopadhyay, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, CPI MP D. Raja and Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy. 

After all the major opposition parties, led by Congress, came together last week on a common platform, this is going to be a second opposition rendezvous.

On June 4, Gandhi will address a joint-rally in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, along with Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav and leaders of the left parties. This rally would be attended by leaders of seven to eight opposition parties, the sources said.

Major opposition parties came together last week on a common platform and decided to contest the upcoming presidential election if the government does not announce a consensus candidate.


IANS inputs

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