Election fervour intensified in Telangana as Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the huge crowd in Secunderabad today ahead of the state assembly election. At the event, PM Modi said, “After independence, you have seen many governments in the country. Our government is such that its top priority is the welfare of the poor and the underprivileged have to be given priority. The mantra on which BJP works is ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas aur Sabka Prayas’. We are committed to ensuring social justice.”
PM Modi criticized the Telangana government, particularly expressing betrayal towards the Madiga community. He said that when Telangana was formed after many sacrifices, BRS leaders forgot the people of the state and went to thank Congress leaders first. “During the days of the movement, you were promised that only a Dalit would be made the first CM of Telangana. But after the creation of the state, KCR took over the CM’s chair, crushing every Dalit aspiration,” he added.
Launching a scathing attack on the BRS, Prime Minister Modi stated that BRS had also promised to give land to Dalits. He said, “Did the BRS fulfil this promise? BRS had talked about giving you thousands of crores of rupees through Dalit Bandhu Scheme. Did you benefit from it? The truth is that this scheme has become the scheme of relatives of BRS MLAs. The BRS government had also promised to waive off the loans of farmers. But farmers did not get the benefit of this either. The government here has given you Irrigation Scams instead of Irrigation Schemes.
In Secunderabad, PM Modi took aim at both BRS and Congress and asked the people to be cautious of both the parties. He said, “BRS is anti-Dalit and Congress is no less than that. While BRS insulted Baba Saheb Ambedkar by demanding a new Constitution, the history of Congress is also similar. Congress opposed Baba Saheb and did not allow him to win the elections twice. Congress did not allow Baba Saheb’s photo to be installed in the Central Hall of the old Parliament House for decades. Because of Congress, Baba Saheb was not even given Bharat Ratna for decades.”
PM Modi went all guns blazing against the I.N.D.I. Alliance, he criticized the Congress-led alliance, particularly highlighting the Chief Minister of Bihar’s involvement in what he termed as casteist politics. He reminisced, “I remember the CM of Bihar continuously insulted my close friend and Dalit leader Ram Vilas Paswan ji. Even when it came to the question of Rajya Sabha seat for Ram Vilas Paswan, he was reluctant to support him.”
The Prime Minister recounted another instance where Bihar CM Nitish Kumar insulted another Dalit leader, the former CM of Bihar, Jitan Ram Manjhi. The recent incident involved the alleged humiliation of Jitan Ram Manjhi in the Bihar Assembly, suggesting a pattern of arrogance and disrespect towards Dalits, which PM Modi asserted as the identity of Congress and its allies.
Deciphering the mutual understanding between BRS and Congress, Prime Minister Modi asserted that there is little to differentiate between the two when it comes to corruption. The PM stated, “Generally in India, different states cooperate with other states for development schemes. But the BRS government, in collaboration with Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party, has committed a liquor scam worth thousands of crores of rupees. These people cooperate in corruption, not in work.”
“The BRS party of Telangana indulges in blatant corruption in collaboration with the Aam Aadmi Party, a staunch ally of the Congress in Delhi. Then, the same BRS is also doing the drama of fighting against Congress. The people of Telangana must be very careful of this duplicity,” the PM added.
Addressing the massive crowd, the PM iterated, “Congress and BRS are together. They play their games behind the curtains. On one side is Congress and BRS, and on the other is BJP. They have the mentality to rule the people while BJP is dedicated to serving the people.”
Emphasizing the BJP government’s commitment to the welfare of poor, the PM announced the extension of the PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana for the next five years. PM Modi said, “Keeping in mind the interest of the farmers of Telangana, the Central Government is continuously increasing the government procurement of paddy. In the past years, paddy worth more than Rs 1,30,000 crore has been purchased here. The central government also takes boiled rice from farmers.”
“Now our government has decided that in this Kharif season, an additional 20 lakh metric tonnes of boiled rice will be purchased from the farmers of Telangana. With this, our farmers will get more benefits of MSP,” he further added.
Singling out the injustice done to the Madiga community in Telangana, PM Modi said, “We are committed to ending this injustice as soon as possible. I know that there are many people here who have struggled for their rights for a long time. It is our promise that we will soon form a committee, which will create a new path for your empowerment.”
Wrapping up his remarks, PM Modi asserted, “Only BJP can guarantee social justice to the people of Telangana. Only BJP can take Telangana on the golden path of development. I am confident that BJP and your support will play an important role in the formation of double engine government in Telangana .”
सबका साथ, सबका विकास, सबका विश्वास और सबका प्रयास। pic.twitter.com/yEZj3vxUMi— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) November 11, 2023
Who can forget how Congress had created obstacles in the creation of Telangana.— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) November 11, 2023
But when Telangana was formed after many sacrifices, BRS leaders forgot the people of the state and went to thank Congress leaders first! pic.twitter.com/WH2gllcw1h
BRS crushed aspirations of Dalits in Telangana. pic.twitter.com/2pmfxpaDY1— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) November 11, 2023
People of Telangana must be cautious of BRS as well as Congress. pic.twitter.com/l2P4xXz2jr— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) November 11, 2023
Congress endorsed I.N.D.I. alliance, features the Chief Minister of Bihar, who actively promotes caste-based politics. pic.twitter.com/3HLzGebsv5— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) November 11, 2023
BRS-AAP cooperation for corruption. pic.twitter.com/ekew2xGujo— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) November 11, 2023
Only BJP can guarantee social justice to the people of Telangana.— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) November 11, 2023
Only BJP can take Telangana to new heights of development. pic.twitter.com/QI0wTylEEo