Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and other senior leaders will address campaign in poll-bound Telangana the coming week. The state will go to polls on December 7. PM Modi will address public meetings at Nizamabad and Mahabubnagar on November 27, state BJP president K Laxman said on Saturday. He will address another campaign meeting at the Lal Bahadur stadium in Hyderabad on December 3, he said.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, who is taking part in the campaign on Sunday, would again visit the state on November 28 and December 2, Laxman said.
Rahul Gandhi would participate in a road show at Parigi and Chevella near Hyderabad on November 29, according to former Congress MLA T Rammohan Reddy. The Congress chief had attended a public meeting at Medchal on the outskirts of Hyderabad along with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on November 23.
The tour schedule of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is being finalised and he is likely to campaign in Telangana on November 28 and 29, TDP polit bureau member Ravula Chandrasekhar Reddy said.
While the BJP is going solo, the Congress is leading a 'grand alliance' of Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the Communist Party of India (CPI) and the Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS). Naidu and Rahul Gandhi are expected to jointly campaign in favour of the alliance's candidates. TJS president M Kodandaram is the main campaigner for his party.
Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) president and caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is already on a campaign trail in the state. His son KT Rama Rao, who is a minister in the caretaker government, has been canvassing in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) region. The TRS is also going solo in the state polls.