www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL MONDAY 1 APRIL 2019 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Mostly Sunny Temp: Max.39C. Min.25°C. Humidity: 23% Sunrise: 06:06 Sunset: 06:24 New Delhi: PM 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. 8 P7 BUSINESS ‘Chowkidar’ is the spirit, not linked to uniform: PM STATE H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H BJP WILL IMPROVE TALLY IN LS POLLS: LAXMAN RBI MAY GO FOR 25 BPS RATE CUT ON APRIL 4 MODI MAKES ONLY NOISE: KCR n CM dubs PM a liar, asks him to learn from TS Modi meet in Hyd, Rahul’s at Zaheerabad today HANS NEWS SERVICE HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of uttering lies at every election meeting, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has asked him to learn from Telangana, where even a sarpanch does not speak lies. Addressing Mahbubnagar and Wanaparthy public meetings on Sunday, KCR asked whether a person of the stature Prime Minister should lie. He said, “Narendra Modi should come, learn from Telangana. See the power situation in the state, pensions, Rythu Bandhu scheme and ask yourself whether you have these schemes in any of BJP-ruled states. You have copied our Rythu Bandhu. Learn the difference. How much we are giving and how much you are giving.” He further alleged that these national parties like the Congress and BJP will not do anything and they will not tolerate when someone is doing. Hence people should win not political parties, said KCR. The Chief Minister has targeted the Prime Minister stating that he only makes noise without saying what he has done for the country. “He will not say what he has done and uses Facebook to target the leaders who are questioning them.” “Why Amit Shah (BJP chief ) and Modi are targeting KCR? There is 24-hour power in the state. Is there any other state which is giving 24-hower power, Rythu Bandhu, Rythu Bima schemes? They are afraid with of Federal Front of KCR and worried that if KCR comes to Delhi, they will not be able to continue their golmal,” he said. “Did Modi say he will do this or that if he wins? No. He did not say,” alleged KCR and distributed pen drives to the media, which had speech of Modi in Mahbubnagar during 2014 elections where he promised funds for Palamur project and alleged that he did nothing even after giving hundreds of requests from the state. The Chief Minister also targeted the BJP leaders for misleading people on social media about the schemes of the government and lakh people. Will the BJP leaders come for debate,” asked KCR. He said Modi has done nothing for SC, ST, BCs. KCR said that Modi was acting as if he was the only person to take up surgical strikes. He reiterated that during his tenure as On the social media, BJP leaders are saying that out of `1,000 pension, `800 is given by the Centre and state government is paying only `200. We are giving pensions to 47.88 lakh people by allocating `11,843 crore in the budget. The Centre is giving only `203 crore beneﬁtting just 6.66 lakh people Central assistance. KCR said, “BJP leaders are saying out of 1,000 pension, Rs 800 is given by the Centre and state government is paying just Rs 200. We are giving pensions to 47.88 lakh people by allocating Rs 11,843 crore in the budget. The Centre is giving Rs 203 crore and giving to just 6.66 Central minister, the government carried out surgical strikes 11 times and these acts are not publicised. “Lakshman says I will face consequences. My life is open book... I submit IT returns every year. I will fear only if I do something wrong. Mr Lakshman, you will face consequences as the Fed- eral Front will come into power,” said KCR. Responding to the Prime Minister’s jibe of depending on jyothishya, KCR asked why it bothers the BJP leaders. “They will not answer my questions but target me individually on my nose and talk on Ramjanmabhoomi. Are we going to temples only when you say? No other person in the country perform yagas, that I have performed. What should be the political agenda, people’s issues should be the political agenda,” said KCR. “There is a need for a change at the national level. People would see how polarisation would come after election,” he said. There should be change in laws, and even the Constitution. He said he had people like Prakash Ambedkar, Prakash Raj contesting in Bengaluru, DMK leader Stalin and many others to support him and added that the country is going to be ruled by the regional parties. Hyderabad: Telangana will be witnessing intense campaign for Lok Sabha elections on Monday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi are set to address poll rallies in the state. Modi will address a public meeting of the BJP at LB Stadium in Hyderabad on Monday evening. This will be Modi's second visit to Telangana in four days. He launched the party's campaign by addressing a rally in Mahbubnagar on March 29. The BJP is making elaborate arrangements for the meeting in Hyderabad as it will supplement the party's campaign for four Lok Sabha constituencies. It will be mobilising crowd from Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Malkajgiri and Chevella Lok Sabha constituencies. Secunderabad was the only seat that the BJP won in the 2014 elections. This time the party has denied ticket to outgoing MP and former Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya. The party has ﬁelded G Kishan Reddy, a former president of the party's state unit. Continued on Page 4 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 Rahul to fight polls from Wayanad along with Amethi 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 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. 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." CHEVELLA LS SEAT Konda Vishweshwar Reddy founder-chairman of the Apollo group of Hospitals -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, exsarpanch of Pudur mandal. He accuses the TRS government of creating 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. Continued on Page 4
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