Congress, TRS 'two sides of same coin': PM Modi in Telangana (Photo Source: PTI)
Electioneering has gained momentum across Telangana days ahead of crucial Assembly polls in the state. With just 4 days to go for polling, scheduled on December 7, campaigning by prominent leaders across party lines has been intensified Telangana. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been touring the state to woo voters, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has been launching several rounds of attack on the Modi-led BJP.
To continue the war of words, PM Modi on Monday mounted a blistering attack on the Congress chief, saying the Gandhi scion always "forgets what he says, as he delivers speeches with the help of notes provided by his aides".
Addressing an election rally in poll-bound Telangana's Hyderabad, Modi said, " Naamdar always fails to remember what he had said earlier, He also fails to recall where he has said a particular thing and in which context. He is just handed over the chit and he reads it out".
"The Congress is tolerating Rahul Gandhi till he attains some talent. The party has no internal democracy and four generations of one family have ruled the party," the prime minister added.
Hitting out at Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and the Congress over 'dynasty politics', Modi further said, " In Telangana, what are seeing is dynastic politics, out of all the parties which are contesting these elections, only one party - the BJP values democratic ideals".
PM Modi in Hyderabad: In Telangana, what we are seeing is dynastic politics. Out of all the parties, which are contesting these elections, only one party, the BJP values democratic ideals #TelanganaElections2018 pic.twitter.com/h6IuMZtDhJ— ANI (@ANI) December 3, 2018
Terming the Congress and the KCR-led Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) "two sides of the same coin", he further dropped hints of a Karnataka like coalition government in Telangana.
"Before elections in Karnataka, the Congress was repeatedly saying the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) is the BJP's B team, but we all know what happened after elections. The same thing can happen in Telangana," Modi claimed.
PM Modi in Hyderabad: Before elections in Karnataka, Congress was repeatedly saying JDS is BJP's B team, but we all know what happened after elections, the same thing could happen in Telangana. Congress and TRS are basically two sides of the same coin pic.twitter.com/f7HhC82j0U— ANI (@ANI) December 3, 2018
Polling in Telangana will take place on December 7 to constitute the second Legislative Assembly. The counting of votes in Telangana and four other states - Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram and Chhattisgarh will be taken up on December 11, 2018.