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  5. With eyes on Telangana throne, Congress ropes in party bigwigs; Rahul to hit campaign trail from Nov 28, Sonia to visit state on Nov 23

With eyes on Telangana throne, Congress ropes in party bigwigs; Rahul to hit campaign trail from Nov 28, Sonia to visit state on Nov 23

The Congress, eyeing the south Indian state, has formed an electoral alliance with N Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the Communist Party of India (CPI) and the Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS).

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Published on: November 11, 2018 14:38 IST
The Congress, eyeing the south Indian state, has formed an

The Congress, eyeing the south Indian state, has formed an electoral alliance with N Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the Communist Party of India (CPI) and the Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS).

Congress President Rahul Gandhi will hit the campaign trail in the poll-bound state of Telangana from November 28. The Congress scion will campaign for his party candidates in Mahbubnagar and Khammam on November 28 and 29 respectively. He will also undertake a roadshow in Khammam.

On the other hand, former Congress president and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi is slated to campaign for Telangana Assembly polls on November 23. According to party sources, Sonia is scheduled to address a rally in Warangal.

The election to the 119-member assembly of Telangana is scheduled to be held on December 7. The counting of votes will take place on December 11.

The Congress, eyeing the south Indian state, has formed an electoral alliance with N Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the Communist Party of India (CPI) and the Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS).

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Earlier last month, during his first campaign rally to Telangana, India's 'youngest state', the Congress chief targeted both Prime Minister Narendra modi and Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao by accusing them both of indulging in corruption.

Addressing a massive public meeting at Bhainsa town in Adilabad district, Mr Gandhi promised to build 'new Telangana'. He added that Chief Minister KCR shattered the dreams of the new state and wasted five years.

Gandhi added that if voted to power Congress would waive all farm loans up to Rs. 2 lakh and pay Rs. 3,000 unemployment allowance to youth.

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