Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday asserted that it is for the first time that his party and the Congress have formed an alliance for the benefit of the country.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu addressed a poll rally in Kukatpally as part of the campaign for the ensuing Telangana Assembly Elections.
Naidu said, "TDP and Congress flags are flying together for the first time, this is for the sake of the nation. TDP fought with Congress for 37 years. Now for the first time, we are working together at the state land central level."
Hitting out at the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the state government led by Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao (KCR), he alleged that both of them were working against the aspirations of the people and are dictatorial in nature.
"Modi government and KCR government in Telangana are working against peoples aspirations and acting dictatorial. In order to fight them, we joined hands. KCR held a meeting, where he kept on slamming me but did not speak anything about the development he would do. That is their shallowness. Modi was given a clean majority. But he cheated the entire nation. He achieved nothing except roaming in foreign countries."
Rahul Gandhi too hit out at the central and Telangana government as he spoke on the same lines as Naidu.
"In the past four and a half years, KCR and his government have cheated the entire Telangana and Hyderabad. KCR is a national champion in corruption, next only to Modi. He kept on increasing the project costs, paid contracts, but did give a single penny to farmers. Modi too can do anything, but not waive off the loans of farmers of Telangana," said Gandhi.
Further sharpening his attack, he added, "TRS is the B Team of Narendra Modi. The real name of TRS is TRSS - Telangana RSS. KCR means Khao Commission Rao. KCR is the most corrupt person. Modi has CBI in his hand and that is why KCR has surrendered to Modi. A Team BJP, B Team TRS and C Team MIM. We will defeat BJP nationwide."
Telangana Assembly elections are due on December 7 while counting of votes will take place on December 11. (ANI)