Congress MP Rahul Gandhi said all sugar factories in Telangana would be revived once Congress assumes power in the State and also promised to enhance the MSP for turmeric and paddy.
On the third day of the Congress Vijayabheri Yatra in the combined Karimnagar district, he said the party was committed to ensuring an MSP of Rs. 12,000 to Rs 15,000 per quintal for turmeric crops. “Furthermore, as Congress promised in the Warangal declaration, we will provide an additional Rs. 500 per quintal for paddy,” he said.
He was addressing a street corner meeting at Jagityal along with MLC T. Jeevan Reddy, TPCC president A. Revanth Reddy, CLP leader Bhatti Vikramarka, MP Komatireddy Venkata Reddy and senior leaders including Madhu Yaskhi Goud and Ponnam Prabhakar Goud.
Reiterating his promise of taking up the caste census in Telangana, he said that would give the backward classes the right share of the resources. He said the census would even reveal how their resources were looted by the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) government in the last nine years. He also took a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying the party had ensured his disqualification from the Lok Sabha and also sent him out of his official residence. “But I was not worried, as the entire country was his home.”
Greets students and makes Dosas
Rahul Gandhi made a stop at the NAC bus stop in the middle of his journey to Jagityal. He warmly greeted the passengers on his scooter and distributed chocolates to the girls. He visited a roadside tiffin cart where he had fun making dosas along with the vendor.
Kodandaram meets Rahul
Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS) president, M. Kodandaram met Mr Rahul Gandhi in Jagityal and discussed the prevailing political scenario in Telangana. Later, he told reporters that the TJS wants to work with Congress to defeat the anti-democratic BRS government. However, there was no clarity on poll alliance for adjustment of seats, he said adding that there would be another meeting to discuss those issues.