Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hit the campaign trail in poll-bound Telangana. He addressed an election rally at Lal Bahadur Shastri RPT Shastri Stadium in Hyderabad on Monday.
This is PM Modi’s second visit to the state. Last week, he had addressed meetings at Nizamabad and Mahabubnagar. In his rallies, PM Modi had attacked Telangana's ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party and the Congress for pursuing "vote bank" politics that harm development.
He called the two parties two sides of the same coin and claimed that they are playing a "friendly match" in the Assembly polls.
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07:23 pm: Despite having so much potential, Telangana have been left behind due to the leadership of Telangana: PM Modi
07:20 pm: Think about your future, think about your state's future. Development will be fulfilled only if the principle of 'sabka saath sabka vikas' will be followed. Vote bank politics cannot bring in development, says PM Modi in Hyderabad
07:10 pm: Before elections in Karnataka, Congress was repeatedly saying JDS is BJP's B team, but we all know what happened after elections, the same thing could happen in Telangana. Congress and TRS are two sides of the same coin, says PM Modi in Hyderabad
07:08 pm: December 7 is an opportunity for people of Telangana to reject discrimination on grounds of caste and dynastic politics, says PM Modi in Hyderabad
07:06 pm: If Telangana wants true development, then their only option is BJP, says PM Modi in Hyderabad.
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07:00 pm: Rahul Gandhi and KCR know themselves very well. They sing hymns of praise for each other every time, says PM Modi in Hyderabad.
6:52 pm: Now the time has come to raise voice against dynastic politics. The Congress method of 'dynasty politics' will only destroy democracy, says PM Modi in Hyderabad.
In Telangana, BJP chief Amit Shah, on his part, has so far addressed about 10 election rallies. He has requested people of the state to give a chance to the saffron party to rule the state.
To constitute the second Legislative Assembly, the Telangana Legislative Assembly election is scheduled to be held in the state on 7 December.
The incumbent TRS, Congress, Telangana Jana Samithi and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) are considered to be the main players in the poll.
In Telangana, four opposition parties--the Congress, the Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS), the Communist Party of India (CPI) and the TDP have announced the formation of a 'MahaKootami' (Grand Alliance). The objective is to defeat the ruling TRS.