ELECTION RALLIES IN TELANGANA
Election fervour intensified in Telangana as Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the huge crowd in Secunderabad on 11 November, 2023 ahead of the state assembly election. At the event, Shri Modi said, “After independence, you have seen many governments in the country. Our government is such that its top priority is the welfare of the poor and the underprivileged have to be given priority. The mantra on which BJP works is ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas aur Sabka Prayas’. We are committed to ensuring social justice.”
Betrayal towards the Madiga community
Shri Modi criticized the Telangana government, particularly expressing betrayal towards the Madiga community. He said that when Telangana was formed after many sacrifices, BRS leaders forgot the people of the state and went to thank Congress leaders first. “During the days of the movement, you were promised that only a Dalit would be made the first CM of Telangana. But after the creation of the state, KCR took over the CM’s chair, crushing every Dalit aspiration,” he added.
Launching a scathing attack on the BRS, the Prime Minister stated that BRS had also promised to give land to Dalits. He said, “Did the BRS fulfil this promise? BRS had talked about giving you thousands of crores of rupees through Dalit Bandhu Scheme. Did you benefit from it? The truth is that this scheme has become the scheme of relatives of BRS MLAs. The BRS government had also promised to waive off the loans of farmers. But farmers did not get the benefit of this either. The government here has given you Irrigation Scams instead of Irrigation Schemes.
Be cautious of both BRS and Congress
In Secunderabad, PM Modi took aim at both BRS and Congress and asked the people to be cautious of both the parties. He said, “BRS is anti-Dalit and Congress is no less than that. While BRS insulted Baba Saheb Ambedkar by demanding a new Constitution, the history of Congress is also similar. Congress opposed Baba Saheb and did not allow him to win the elections twice. Congress did not allow Baba Saheb’s photo to be installed in the Central Hall of the old Parliament House for decades. Because of Congress, Baba Saheb was not even given Bharat Ratna for decades.”
BJP’s commitment to the welfare of poor
Emphasizing the BJP government’s commitment to the welfare of the poor, the PM announced the extension of the PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana for the next five years. PM Shri Modi said, “Keeping in mind the interest of the farmers of Telangana, the Central Government is continuously increasing the government procurement of paddy. In the past years, paddy worth more than Rs 1,30,000 crore has been purchased here. The central government also takes boiled rice from farmers.”
Wrapping up his remarks, PM Shri Modi asserted, “Only BJP can guarantee social justice to the people of Telangana. Only BJP can take Telangana on the golden path of development. I am confident that BJP and your support will play an important role in the formation of a double engine government in Telangana.”