After addressing the 'Jana Dwani Yatra'rally in Karnataka's Bidar, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday reached Hyderabad to kick-start his poll campaign ahead of Lok Sabha elections in 2019. This is Gandhi's maiden visit to the state after he was elected unopposed as the Congress president in December 2017. In Hyderabad, he is scheduled to attend a slew of events and will interact with the students’ community, unemployed youths, entrepreneurs, women of Self Help Groups and others.
Here are the highlights on Rahul Gandhi's Hyderabad visit:
# 07:10 pm: The unfulfilled promises made by Modi Govt to people of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh will be fulfilled when Congress comes to power: Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
# 07:09 pm: 4000 farmers have committed suicide in Telangana in the last 4 years. When Congress was in power, it was a revenue-surplus state. Now Telangana is in debt, the Gandhi scion said.
# 07:08 pm: 1 lakh govt positions remain vacant in Telangana. The govt has failed to provide jobs to its people: Rahul Gandhi.
# 07:07 pm: Telangana has become the capital of corruption. People’s land is being grabbed by the Govt, claims the Congress chief.
# 07:06 pm: In the last four years, both the NDA govt at the Centre and TRS in Telangana worked in similar styles. They keep making false promises, says Rahul Gandhi in Serilingampally.
# 06:32 pm: Congress President Rahul Gandhi arrives for a corner meeting at Serilingampally.
# 05:06 pmm: We do not make fake promises like giving 15 lakh rupees to all. The promises we make, are the promises we keep, Rahul Gandhi told the gathering.
# 05:05 pm: When we come to power, we will open more government schools and colleges so that education becomes accessible to the poorest of the poor. Health facilities will also be made accessible for all: Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
# 05:05 pm: When Congress comes to power, our focus is going to be on providing employment and ensuring the safety of women, assures Rahul Gandhi.
# 05:00 pm: Congress party believes that this country cannot move forward without the contribution of women. But our governments both at the Centre and State, think women are not important in nation building, claims the Gandhi scion.
# 04:59 pm: Gabbar Singh Tax is meant to loot people of the country. When Congress comes to power, we will give you a GST with a single tax rate.
# 04:58 pm: 10 years ago, bureaucrats told me that UP cannot have SHGs. We brought women from Telangana’s SHGs to teach the women there to run SHGs. The women of Telangana proved them wrong. Today in UP, 15 lakh women work in SHGs: Rahul Gandhi.
10 years ago, bureaucrats told me that UP cannot have SHGs. We brought women from Telangana’s SHGs to teach the women there to run SHGs. The women of Telangana proved them wrong. Today in UP, 15 lakh women work in SHGs: Congress President @RahulGandhi #RahulGandhiWithTelangana pic.twitter.com/SpbqjkBvcb— Congress (@INCIndia) August 13, 2018
# 04:50 pm: You were told that demonetisation was aimed at fighting black money. You were forced to deposit your money in the bank. That money is now being used to waive off loans of big industrialists, says the Congress chief.
You were told that demonetisation was aimed at fighting black money. You were forced to deposit your money in the bank. That money is now being used to waive off loans of big industrialists: Congress President @RahulGandhi #RahulGandhiWithTelangana pic.twitter.com/OEZ7eBXZVI— Congress (@INCIndia) August 13, 2018
# 04:49 pm: After Demonetisation, when all of you were standing in long queues, did you find a single rich person? No. Because, they were busy converting all the black money they had into white, alleges Rahul Gandhi.
# 04:47 pm: When the Congress comes to power, we will ensure greater availability of loans to SME’s and SHG’s run by women: Congress president.
# 04:46 pm: Making banks and financial institutions accessible to women and SHG’s is extremely important to create jobs, says Rahul Gandhi.
# 04:44 pm: When we come to power, we will provide pensions for women in Self Help Groups. This is your right. If we want to move forward as a country, women need to be given their due: Rahul Gandhi in Telangana.
# 04:21 pm: Congress President addresses members of Self Help Groups in Hyderabad.
# 03:54 pm: A sea of people greet Congress President Rahul Gandhi enroute to Hyderabad city.
# 03:42 pm: Congress President Rahul Gandhi arrives in Hyderabad to meet members of Self Help Groups and to address a public rally.
# 02:59 pm: After Bidar, Congress President Rahul Gandhi now heads to Hyderabad, Telangana to meet representatives of Self Help Groups and to address a gathering.
After his two-day visit to Telangana, the Gandhi scion will leave for Delhi on Tuesday.