TRS, Congress two sides of same coin: Modi

TRS, Congress two sides of same coin: Modi

Agency News

Nizamabad/Hyderabad, Nov 27 : Targeting the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi and opposition Indian National Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday lashed out at both parties and said they were two sides of the same coin.

Ahead of the December 7 assembly election to the 119 member Telangana assembly, the Prime Minister was addressing a public meeting at Nizamabad district.

Mr Modi will attend another public meeting in Mahabubnagar later today, and he will be back on December 3 to address a rally at the Lal Bahadur stadium in Hyderabad.

'Congress as well as TRS, both the parties believe in dynastic politics. They are two sides of the same coin. Both parties appease the minorities, believe in vote-bank politics and lack internal democracy,' Mr Modi alleged.

Taking on Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR), the Prime Minister said he was too insecure and refused to connect the state with the Central government schemes including Ayushman Bharat.

'Ayushman Bharat was launched two months ago and three lakh families received the benefit of the scheme, but none of them is from Telangana. State government is responsible,' he said.

The Prime Minister asserted that the Chief Minister did his apprenticeship with the Congress, and added that' he learnt from them and destroyed Telangana, now if those who have done PhD (Congress) comes to power, they will destroy hundreds times more.

Criticising the TRS government for lack of development in the state, the Prime Minister said that after five years of KCR rule, people of Telangana do not have access to drinking water.

'KCR had said that if he was not able to provide water in every household he will not come back to seek votes,' Mr Modi said.

He further alleged that the Chief Minister of Telangana is treading on Congress' path and added that 'he thinks that if Congress can win elections without doing anything, he can do it too. But he must know that youth of the state are aware of the ground realities.

'Telangana was formed after several years of struggles and sacrifices of the youth. State government does not have the right to destroy the sacrifice,' he said.

Mr Modi thanked the people for their faith in the Bharatiya Janata Party development agenda and, added that he witnessed enthusiasm among the people wherever he visited.

'We believe in 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas'. We do not believe in vote-bank politics,' the Prime Minister said and added that under Ujjawala Scheme, free gas connections have been provided to 5 lakh families in Telangana by his government.

Pointing out the troubles in banking sector, Mr Modi said the Congress was responsible for the bad loan issue.

'Telephone banking' by the Congress Party led to indiscriminate lending by the banks during the period of 2008-2014,' he alleged.

A few days ago, BJP president Amit Shah had hit out at the TRS government and the Congress for minority appeasement and lack of development in the state. (UNI)