Prime Minister Narendra Modi kick-started his campaign for Telangana Assembly elections by taking on both the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and the Congress on Tuesday. Addressing a rally in Nizamabad, PM Modi described TRS and Congress as 'two sides of the same coin', and said that both were engaged in vote bank politics.
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Urging the people of the state to teach the TRS a lesson in the upcoming elections, PM Modi called state CM K Chandrashekar Rao 'insecure' while pointing out how he refused to be part of the Ayushman Bharat scheme.
"In past 3 months, 3 lakh families took the benefit of Ayushman Bharat but none of them is from Telangana. The state government is responsible for this," PM Modi said.
The BJP is contesting all the 119 Assembly seats in Telangana on its own.
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# We believe in 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas'. We do not believe in vote-bank politics.
# Congress as well as TRS, both the parties believe in dynastic politics. They are two sides of same coin. Both the parties appease the minority, both the parties believe in vote-bank politics, none of them have internal democracy.
# People should teach a lesson to the TRS government in Telangana.
# Chief Minister of the state feels too insecure and refused to connect the state with the scheme of Ayushman Bharat.
# In past 3 months, 3 lakh families took the benefit of Ayushman Bharat but none of them is from Telangana. The state government is responsible for this.
# Telangana was formed after several years of struggles and sacrifices of youth. State government doesn’t have the right to destroy that sacrifice.
# Telangana CM said he will turn Nizamabad into city like London but the place lacks basic facilities like water, roads and power.
# There are elections in five states and wherever I have had the opportunity to visit, the enthusiasm of people is immense. I thank the people for their faith in the BJP's development agenda.
# Those who believe in development, building new India and new Telangana trust BJP most.
#Telangana chief minister and his family think they can rule without doing any work like the Congress did for years.