www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL MONDAY 1 APRIL 2019 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Mostly Sunny Temp: Max.42C. Min.30°C. Humidity: 21% Sunrise: 06:13 Sunset: 06:30 RBI MAY GO FOR 25 BPS RATE CUT ON APRIL 4 REGION WINDOWS BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H SHARMILA ACCUSES TDP OF CHEATING PEOPLE ‘CHASE MODI, SAVE INDIA’ n This chowkidar of rich is a big liar: Mamata HANS NEWS SERVICE SRH batsman David Warner celebrates after reaching his century during IPL T20 cricket match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday. 8 P16 ‘Chowkidar’ is the spirit, not linked to uniform: PM New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed his confident and said that people will give him opportunity to serve the country again. Modi is interacting with people throughout the country via video conferencing from Talkotra Stadium here. YSRCP president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy at a public meeting at Giddalur in Prakasam district on Sunday ‘BYE BYE BABU’ n CM importing leaders from other states: Jagan HANS NEWS SERVICE Prakasam: YSRCP president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy said Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu having nothing to explain to the people about his achievements is now importing leaders from other states to cover up his failures. It’s time to say: “Bye bye Babu,” Jagan said. Addressing a string of public meetings across the state, Jaganmohan Reddy said Chandrababu has never campaigned in any election on his own. He usurped the party and power from NTR initially, joined with NDA or the Left parties so that national leaders would come and campaign for him. “With the Left and Right going out of his ambit, Naidu had tied up with the Congress and we do not know why they are not campaigning jointly after the Telangana debacle and started importing chief ministers and former chief ministers from other states to escort him on the dais of his own state,” he said. Continued on Page 15 Visakhapatnam: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal gave a clarion call to the people of Andhra Pradesh to re-elect TDP in the state and send Prime Minister Narendra Modi back to Gujarat. Addressing a mega rally late on Sunday evening, Mamata Banerjee said, “Agar Hindustan ko bachana hai tho Modi ko Bhagana hai.” Lashing at Modi, she said Modi was a chowkidar for thieves. He has destroyed all democratic institutions and knows only how to speak lies. The country needs leaders like Ambedkar, Netaji, Rajendra Prasad but not Modi. It was a mistake that he was made the prime minister in 2014. He was not ﬁt even to become a block leader, she said. Mamata said Modi only knows how to create trouble BJP ruined country’s economy: Kejriwal PM failed to keep his Hud Hud promise: Naidu Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu along with his West Bengal and Delhi counterparts Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal gestures a victory sign at an election meeting in Visakhapatnam on Sunday Rahul to ﬁght polls from Wayanad along with Amethi Cong move to make Rahul contest from Wayanad highlights the party’s eﬀorts to portray him as a pan-India leader who enjoys support from all communities New Delhi: Putting speculations to rest, the Congress on Sunday announced that party president Rahul Gandhi will be contesting from Wayanad Lok Sabha seat in Kerala in addition to his Amethi constituency. Addressing a press conference on Sunday, senior Congress leader A K Antony said, “Rahul ji has given his consent to contest from two Give us power, will waive loans: Rahul n ‘Nyay’ will do justice to the poor, says Congress chief HANS NEWS SERVICE Vijayawada/Kalyanadurga m: In a speech that was bereft of rancour, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said the Congress would not only accord special category status to Andhra Pradesh but also waive off farm loans, if his party was voted to power. He said the Congress included these two issues in its manifesto and had even demonstrated that it stands by its word in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Rahul said, ‘Within two days of assuming power, the Congress governments in three states waived off the loans of farmers and it will Congress president Rahul Gandhi being presented a memento at an election campaign rally in Vijayawada on Sunday do the same in Andhra Pradesh.” As part of his nationwide election campaign, he addressed a public meeting at Makineni Basava Punnaiah Municipal Corpora- tion Stadium in Vijayawada on Sunday. The Congress has pinned hopes on Rahul Gandhi meetings to get a boost to the party cadre. Rahul Gandhi said the Congress government would develop the best infrastructure facilities, food processing industries and construct cold storages so that farmers can keep their produce till they get good market price. He said his party has very long bondage with the people of Andhra Pradesh. Referring to the new scheme Nyay, justice which is aimed at eradication of poverty, Rahul Gandhi said the Congress government would conduct surgical strikes on poverty. He said under the Nyay scheme, the Congress government would sanction Rs 6000 every month to BPL families. Continued on Page 15 Money power, caste politics and biryani ‘changed’ taste Chevella: "He is the richest candidate in the state. He doesn't need power to earn money," says a farm labour Shivamma who has come to listen to Congress' Konda Vishweshwar Reddy at Tangedapally village in Chevella Lok Sabha constituency. As groups of people gather at a venue in the summer heat, Reddy, who has assets worth Rs 223 crore, steps out of his Innova car in his simple attire and casual footwear. An engineer-turned-entrepreneur, Reddy -- son-in law of C Pratap Reddy who is the founder-chairman of the Apollo group of Hospi- If you vote for Congress, Rahul will become PM. If you vote for BJP, Modi will become PM. If you vote for TRS, who will become PM? He asks and the crowd responds saying: "No one." Konda Vishweshwar Reddy tals -- arrives at the venue to address a gathering of 150 people and the moment a Congress worker picks up a mike to start the programme, the power goes off. "The power cuts were there, but this has been happening at Reddy's campaign venues over the last few days," claims Shakeel Ahmed, ex-sarpanch of Pudur mandal. He accuses the TRS government of cre- for others and behave in a vindictive manner. He does not batter an eyelid to order IT and ED raids against his opponents. She said it was time for all to stand united and say good bye to Modi. Reeling out mathematical calculations, she predicted that the BJP would not get more than 125 seats. Modi always asks if not Modi, who? Well that he need not worry. Once he is sent home, we have a plethora of leaders who can become a prime minister. She challenged the BJP and Modi to come on to a platform and said she would be alone from the Opposition to debate what Modi had done for the country in the last ﬁve years and how he systematically destroyed it. She also took strong objection to the manner in which the air strikes and Pulwama incidents were being used for political gains. Continued on Page 15 ating hurdles for Reddy who was elected on TRS ticket in 2014 but quit the party and is contesting against TRS' G Ranjith Reddy, a non-local candidate. Vishweshwar Reddy is the grandson of former AP deputy chief minister Konda Venkata Ranga Reddy. The district of Ranga Reddy, formerly known as Hyderabad Rural, was renamed after this Congress leader. After a few minutes, the programme ﬁnally starts and the crowd cheers as Vishweshwar Reddy stands up to speak. "I did not switch party, I am where I was earlier. But the TRS has changed its ideology. Congress works for the poor and Sonia Gandhi (UPA chairperson) gave us Telangana," he said appealing to the gathering to vote for the hand symbol. Continued on Page 15 seats, very happy to inform you that he will also contest from Wayanad in Kerala.” “This is a message to the southern states that they are deeply valued and respected. Congress president Rahul Gandhi has said that he will represent Amethi but will also represent southern states as they are an important part of India’s way of life,” said Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala. When asked if Gandhi was not conﬁdent on winning the Amethi seat this time, Surjewala said, “Why did Modi ji leave Gujarat and contest from Varanasi? Was he not conﬁdent in Gujarat? These are immature and childish comments. She (Smriti Irani) will complete a hat-trick of losses.” Continued on Page 15
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