President of Bharat Rashtra Samiti and Chief Minister of Telangana K. Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) is currently criticizing the Congress. Voting for Telangana Assembly will be held on November 30. Congress and BJP have put up a tough challenge in front of the Bharat Rashtra Samithi, which has been in power since the last two terms. In it, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra mentioned former Prime Minister late Indira Gandhi in Telangana elections. Priyanka Gandhi tried to get the support of the people of Telangana by saying that Indira Gandhi worked for the rights of tribals. From that, KCR criticized Indira Gandhi’s career.
Why mention Indira Gandhi?
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on November 19 in Telangana’s tribal-dominated Asifabad and Khanapur constituencies He held a public meeting. On this occasion, he reviewed the legacy of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. She said, the people of Telangana are still Indira Gandhi is fondly referred to as “Indiramma”. Indira Gandhi worked to preserve the water, forest and land rights of the tribal people of this area.
“Many leaders have come and gone. Many leaders worked for you. But why did you remember Indiraji? Why do you still call him Indiramma? The reason behind that is that they gave you land rights. Indira Gandhi tried to preserve the rights of the poor. He distributed seven lakh acres of land to the landless poor. He established the ‘Integrated Tribal Development Authority’. Also built lakhs of houses for tribal brothers. He respected the tribal culture. She always informed us about how this culture is supernatural”, informed Priyanka Gandhi in her speech.
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Indira Gandhi was defeated from Rae Bareli in 1977 elections after emergency. After that, Indira Gandhi decided to contest from two constituencies in the 1980 elections. One of them is Medak Constituency in present day Telangana. Indira Gandhi won from Medak (the then united Andhra Pradesh) by getting as many as 2.95 lakh votes. Congress had won 41 out of 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in Andhra Pradesh at that time.
When Indira Gandhi was assassinated in 1984, she was the MP from Medak.
Even now, Congress has announced some schemes in the name of Indira Gandhi. These schemes are for women, below poverty line families and farmers.
BR Chief and Telangana Chief Minister KCR attacked Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s claim in recent public meetings. He said, during Indira Gandhi’s tenure as MP, deaths due to malnutrition, growth of Naxalism and extrajudicial killings increased.
KCR reiterated this while speaking at a public meeting in Nagarkurnool assembly constituency on Sunday (November 19). “Congress said that Indiramma state will come again in Telangana. Do you know what happened in their state? At that time there were deaths due to malnutrition, Naxalist movement emerged in the entire country and many people were killed in fake encounters. In the Congress state, the citizens of the country did not even get clean and pure drinking water for decades. Congress could not provide drinking water to other areas even though many rivers flowed through its area. Congress Now on what basis is he asking for votes?”, asked KCR.
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How true is the claim of malnutrition?
According to KCR’s claim, malnutrition was a problem in united Andhra Pradesh during Congress rule. N. T. After the formation of the Telugu Desam Party government led by Rama Rao, rice was given at the rate of Rs 2 per kg. Until then, the problem of malnutrition was persistent. Due to the efforts of Rama Rao’s government, the problem of malnutrition was eliminated. KCR was earlier the leader of the Telugu Desam Party.
As promised by BRS in this assembly election, every ration card holder family will be given five kg of fortified rice through public distribution system.
Aspect of former Prime Minister Narasimha Rao
While criticizing the legacy of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, the BRS has praised former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao in the past few years. Narasimha Rao is being propagated by BRS. In 2020, various programs were organized throughout the year to mark the birth centenary of Narasimha Rao. Not only this, KCR also demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi to award Bharat Ratna to Narasimha Rao A letter was written to him.
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In June 2021, KCR erected a 26-foot statue of PV Narasimha Rao named PV Gyan Bhoomi at Necklace Road in Hyderabad.
KCR emphasized on showing how PV Narasimha Rao, who is loyal to the Gandhi family, is different from the Congress party. Seeing this, Congress also started making claims against PV Narasimha Rao. The Congress announced in its manifesto that if it comes to power in Telangana, the district will be named after former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao. Narasimha Rao was born in Warangal district.