Rahul was addressing women SHGs on the first day of his two-day visit to Hyderabad and said, “In Telangana, there is one-family rule and corruption”.

Rahul Gandhi takes jibe at KCR and family KCR asks Rahul to grow up
news Politics Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 09:53

Targeting Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that there is one-family rule and rampant corruption in the state. KCR, later in the day, responded to the jibe by asking the Congress President to grow up and show some maturity.

Rahul was addressing members of the women self-help groups (SHGs) on the first day of his two-day visit to Hyderabad, when he made the statement that only one family was getting all the benefits in the state, in an obvious reference to the family of the chief minister, whose son and nephew are Cabinet Ministers and daughter an MP.

"Today, in Telangana, there is the one-family rule. The entire benefit is going to one family. Lands are snatched from farmers, women SHGs are not helped, farmers are not being assisted and there is corruption. The situation is same here and in Delhi," said Rahul targeting both the TRS and BJP-led NDA governments. Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao made promises but didn't fulfil them, he added. 

Rahul referred to Modi's promise of Rs 15 lakh deposits in the bank accounts of every citizen when black money stashed abroad is brought back to India and two crore jobs to the youth every year.

"We don't make false promises like them. We do what we promise," said Rahul, to a large gathering of women from SHGs in the state.

Rahul Gandhi began his visit amid a buzz about the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) planning to advance the Assembly elections before the year-end. Polls to the Assembly and the Lok Sabha are scheduled for May next year.

Later on Monday, the Telangana Chief Minister while speaking to reporters after TRS state executive committee meeting said, "Rahul visiting the state is a good thing. But, my advice to him is that his maturity levels should increase. Grow up Rahul, grow up.”

The CM said that Rahul did not know anything expect reading out the speech prepared by some others.

The CM even made a mention about Rahul hugging PM Narendra Modi in parliament. Rao said, "Is this the kind of political activity the youth of the country want? The youth need qualitative change but both Congress and BJP failed to address the issue," reported The New Indian Express.

KCR dismissed the issues raised by Gandhi in his speech to the SHG women. "There is talk in the country that Rahul is becoming an asset for the opposition with each passing day. We are not scared of Rahul.”

The CM corrected Rahul on a few key points and said, ”Rahul Gandhi said that the TRS had promised construction of 2BHK houses for allotment to 22 lakh people. He was completely wrong. We assured only 2.6 lakh houses and most of these houses are near completion. Rahul said that we failed to give one lakh jobs. That is also incorrect. The filling of one lakh jobs is nearing completion. How many jobs did the TDP and Congress provide during their rule?"

He also ruled out any pre or post-poll alliance with the BJP, saying that his TRS will "remain a secular party".

He rubbished allegations by opposition Congress that he had entered into a secret understanding with the BJP and announced that TRS will go it alone in the general elections and announce its candidates next month.

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