SATURDAY 6 APRIL 2019 www.thehansindia.com HAPPY UGADI WARANGAL PAGES 20 `5.00 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H KCR TO DRUM UP SUPPORT FOR FEDERAL FRONT AFTER TS POLLS n TRS chief to make Delhi temporary base to meet likeminded leaders PATAN AFZAL BABU Hyderabad: TRS supremo and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is getting ready to make his active presence in national politics after the completion of general elections for 17 Lok Sabha constituencies to be held on April 11 in Telangana state. The Lok Sabha elections in Telangana are scheduled in the ﬁrst phase of the total seven phases as announced by the Election Commission. In all likelihood, KCR will unveil his “India – Vision” document, prepared as part of his proposed Federal Front, an alternative to Congress and BJP at national level, in April third week. A top TRS leader said that the TRS chief will shift his base temporarily to the national capital for at least two weeks after elections in Telangana to meet several leaders and attend the election campaigns in some states. As the Samajwadi Party (SP) Akilesh Yadav already announced his readiness to sail with the Federal Front, the TRS chief will take part in poll campaign in some segments in the northern states of India. File photo KTR questions Modi’s contribution to nation HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: TRS working president K T Rama Rao said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was unable to tell what he has done during the last ﬁve years hence he was doing communal politics. Rama Rao was addressing a gathering of Munnuru Kapu leaders who pledged support to TRS at Telangana Bhavan. KTR said that Narendra Modi has got promotion from “Chaiwala to TRS working president KT Rama Rao at Telangana Bhavan On Friday No burden on middle class to fund Nyay: Rahul Congress president Rahul Gandhi poses for a selﬁe during an interactive session with students in Pune on Friday Pune: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said his party's manifesto was an expression of the people of India and ruled out burdening the middle class to fund the antipoverty scheme Nyunatam Aay Yojana (Nyay). The opposition party has said that if voted to power, it will give Rs 72,000 per year as minimum income to poor families, beneﬁting around 25 crore people, a move Gandhi has termed a 'surgical strike' on poverty. Interacting with students in Pune, Gandhi said the manifesto has been prepared after consultations with all stakeholders. "The middle class will not be taxed and income tax will not be increased to implement the Nyay scheme where Rs 72,000 will be deposited in bank accounts of poor people every year if the party is voted to pow- er," he said. The Nyay minimum income guarantee scheme is estimated to cost Rs 3.26 lakh crore to the national exchequer. The BJP, which has criticised the scheme, has sought to know how it will be funded. During the free-wheeling interaction, moderated by RJ Malishka and actor Subodh Bhave, Gandhi answered a number of questions, ranging from politics, his personal life and his bond with sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. He said the Congress was committed to provide 33 per cent reservation to women in Parliament and assemblies to substantially increase their representation in the state and central legislatures. Gandhi described demonetisation as a "disastrous idea", which had a terrible impact on the economy. Chowkidar”. “We are Hindus whereas the BJP leaders are election Hindus and political Hindus. Just before the elections, the BJP leaders chant Ram Mandir. We don’t want temple-mosque issues but people’s issues are important,” said KTR. The TRS leader attacked Congress party stating that Rahul Gandhi says ‘Garibi Hatao’ even today. His grandparents gave the call of ‘Garibi Hatao’ and he is also taking up the same slogan. Continued on Page 4 “KCR has already prepared a vision document envisaging to achieve inclusive growth by utilising the existing infrastructure and available natural resources at the optimum level. The document containing 30 to 40 pages will explain in detail how India will beat China, Malaysia and other fast-developing countries in Asia,” a senior leader said that the TRS chief prepared the document in consultation with several noted economists, agriculturalists and experts in the health, education and rural development. Continued on Page 4 Union Minister Sushma Swaraj blesses Kishan Reddy, BJP candidate from the Secunderabad Lok Sabha constituency, while senior leader Bandaru Dattatreya looks on, in Hyderabad on Friday IF TERRORISM IS NOT AN ISSUE… Why Rahul moving under SPG cover, asks Sushma VRC PHANIHARAN Hyderabad:ExternalAffairsMinister Sushma Swaraj on Friday questioned Congress chief Rahul Gandhi as to why he is moving aroundwiththeSPGsecuritycover if terrorism was not an issue. Ad- dressing a meeting organised by thelinguisticminoritiesatHaryana Bhavan in Secunderabad here on Friday, she said, “Son of a family (RahulGandhi),inwhichtwopersonshadbeenkilledbytheterrorists is saying that it is not an issue. Continued on Page 4 Civil Services results out; Varun Reddy makes Telugus proud K NARESH KUMAR New Delhi/ Hyderabad: Kanishak Kataria, a B Tech from IIT Bombay, topped the Civil Services ﬁnal examination 2018, results of which were an- Varun Reddy nounced by the UPSC on Friday, while Srushti Jayant Deshmukh is the topper among women candidates securing an overall ﬁfth Kanishak Kataria rank. The second rank holder Akshat Jain, is an engineering graduate from IIT Guwahati. Aspirants from reputed institutes in the twin cities also secured good ranks in the 2018 UPSC Civil Services examination. In a press communique, Brain Tree, a leading IAS coaching institute informed that about 39,027 candidates had appeared for the Preliminary from the two Telugu Speaking States, about 500 of them qualiﬁed for the Mains and over 75 aspirants are expected to be qualiﬁed for the personality test. Gopala Krishna, the institute’s Director, who saw 15 candidates make the cut said, “It is a balanced result with candidates from different backgrounds and optionals qualifying in the list. About 50 per cent of the aspirants who were shortlisted for the interview from the Telugu States have been certiﬁed for Services. Continued on Page 4 Opposition motive is to dump me: PM Modi n ‘THEIR AGENDA IS TO BRING IN DYNASTIC POLITICS’ Saharanpur (UP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday slammed the opposition parties alleging their only agenda was to dislodge him from power and promote dynastic politics. Addressing a rally in western Uttar Pradesh which goes to polls in the ﬁrst phase on April 11, Modi targeted the Congress accusing it of being against the welfare of the backward classes and termed its poll manifesto a "dhakosla patra (sham document)". "The opposition's only agenda is 'Modi hatao' (remove Modi). Their only intention is to promote 'vansvaad' (dynastic politics)," he said. The prime minister also accused RLD chief Ajit Singh of "forgetting" the atrocities against people and not "raising his voice for self-interest". The Rashtriya Lok Dal is in alliance with the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party in Uttar Pradesh. Modi charged the opposition parties with spreading canard in Saharanpur, Kairna, Muzaffarnagar and the entire western Uttar Pradesh that Saharanpur was their "new laboratory". "But remember, when there was 'mahamilawat', the government at the Centre PM Modi gestures as he speaks during an election rally in Saharanpur on Friday and then SP government in Uttar Pradesh did an experiment in Muzaffarnagar also," he said. Striking an emotional chord with the people of this region, Modi said, "Yogi government is taking caring of pending sugarcane dues and trying to ensure that in the future it did not happen." Raking up the triple talaq issue, the PM said, "My government tried to save Muslim women from triple talaq and make their lives safe, but the Congress and its allies do not want it done. I want to tell Muslim daughters that in the SP, BSP and the Congress rule, exploitation of Muslim women will continue. “They will not allow law against triple talaq and will not let the ordinance we bought to pass," Modi said. "They (opposition) give threat of 'boti-boti' (cut into pieces) and we talk of honour of 'betibeti' (daughter)," he said. He was reminding people of Congress candidate Imran Masood's "boti-boti" remark in 2014 against him. "Here those who talk of 'boti-boti' are close to 'shehzade' (Rahul Gandhi), but we talk of security and honours of 'beti-beti' (daughters)," he said.
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