A day after Assembly dissolution, KCR kicks off poll campaign
Hyderabad : A day after dissolving Telangana Assembly, caretaker Chief Minister and TRS chief K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday launched his party's election campaign, seeking fresh mandate and targeting Congress party.
Addressing a public meeting in Husnabad constituency in his home district Siddipet, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) sounded the poll bugle and sought people's blessings for another term to make "golden Telangana' a reality.
Listing out the major welfare schemes and development works undertaken by his government during the last four years, Rao assured people that any additional wealth generated by the state will be spent on their welfare.
KCR, as Rao is popularly known, considers Husnabad a lucky place. It was from here that he had launched 2014 poll campaign. Husnabad is among 105 constituencies for which KCR announced the candidates on Thursday.
Titled "Praja Ashirwada Sabha", this was the first of 100 meetings to be addressed by KCR covering 100 constituencies over the next 50 days.
The TRS chief expects Assembly polls in November. The Election Commission on Friday decided to send a team to Hyderabad on September 11 to make an assessment of the poll preparedness in the state.
KCR wondered why the opposition parties, who were so far claiming to be ready for elections anytime, are now afraid of facing polls.
He launched a bitter attack on the Congress party blaming it for all the problems faced by Telangana in undivided Andhra Pradesh. He said the Congress leaders of Telangana were only working as slaves to their high command in Delhi.
KCR told people that he dissolved the Assembly and going for early polls in the interest of the state.