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TPCC to hold 10-day agitation from Feb 19

Hyderabad: The Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) will launch a 10-day long agitation “Jana Avedana Sammelanam” against the anti-people policies of TRS Government in the State and BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre.

Addressing a press conference after chairing the TPCC Executive Extended meeting at Gandhi Bhavan on Monday, TPCC President N. Uttam Kumar Reddy informed that the Congress party would hold various agitation programmes across the Telangana State from 19th to 28th February.

He said that the “Jana Avedana Sammelanam” was being organised as per the directives of All India Congress Committee (AICC). He said agitation programmes would be organised covering all 119 Assembly constituencies in Telangana State.

A massive public meeting “Jana Avedana Sabha” will be held in Nizamabad on January 19. Similar meetings will be held in old 10 districts of Telangana with each covering about 10 Assembly segments.

Besides exposing the failures of Central and State Governments, local issues will also be highlighted in those meetings.

The TPCC chief said that both State and Central Governments have failed to resolve the problems being faced by the people. He said all sections of the society were badly hit due to demonitisation decision taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He said no one got any respite even after three months. He said that the Modi Government has also failed to fulfill the promises that it made with the people. As against the promise of giving 2 crore new jobs, the Central Government gave jobs to only 77,000 people.

He alleged that the Prime Minister has been misleading the entire country with catchy slogans like Make in India, Skill India, Start Up India and Digital India. He said that the real development process has come to a halt since BJP-led Government took over at the Centre.

Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the situation in Telangana was equally worse where Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao has completely neglected the development and people’s welfare.

He said that the TRS Government was not addressing the real problems being faced by the people. He alleged that the TRS Government has failed to pressurise the Centre on fulfilling the promises which were made with Telangana State at the time of bifurcation as per Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act.

He said that the Centre did not give All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Bibi Nagar, Integrated Wagon Factory at Qazipet or the required funds for Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) which were approved by the previous UPA regime.

The Congress leader said that both Narendra Modi and KCR were making new announcements every day. But they are not taking any steps to implement those promises.

He also accused them of suppressing media from exposing the truth of failures of State and Central Governments.

Senior leaders including ex-PCC President Ponnala Lakshmaiah, TPCC Vice-Presidents Balram Naik, D.K. Aruna, P. Sabitha Indira Reddy and Dr. Mallu Ravi and General Secretary Vinod Reddy were also present in the press conference. (INN)

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