Hyderabad: AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi will hit the road with a mega meeting, “Telangana Praja Garjana,” in Sangareddy on Thursday. He will bank on weapons such as sentiment and a major ‘undercurrent’ of anger against the Telangana government for galvanising party cadre. Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy recalled that former Prime Minister and Rahul Gandhi’s grandmother Indira Gandhi had addressed a meeting from the same place in 1980 to kick off her election campaign that resulted in a massive victory for the party across the country.
The Hindu has quoted Mr. Reddy as saying ‘the Congress would sound the election bugle from the historic place.’ Mr. Reddy hoped that history will repeat itself. He added that Mr. Gandhi’s presence would channel the ‘undercurrent’ of seething anger and distrust against the TRS government.
Congress mega meeting coincides with the TRS government’s completion of three years on June 1. Mr. Gandhi is likely to release a charge sheet seeking answers on why Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s promise of ‘Bangaru Telangana’ (golden Telangana) has turned into ‘Bangaru Kutumbam’ (golden family).
2 lakh people are expected to attend Telangana Praja Garjana. Mr. Gandhi would also raise KCR’s absence at Osmania University’s centenary celebrations, which he attributes to the fear that youngsters would revolt.