Congress MP Rahul Gandhi steered the party’s Bharat Jodo Yatra campaign through the streets of Hyderabad today and attacked Telangana’s TRS government led by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for allegedly working with the BJP against the people’s interest.
“Whenever BJP brings any bill in parliament, TRS always support the BJP, including the black farm laws,” Mr Gandhi said at a rally as part of the Congress’s Bharat Jodo (united India) campaign.
“The BJP and TRS work together. Do not be under any illusion. Your Chief Minister do drama before election, but he has a direct line to Narendra Modi,” the Congress leader said.
“It doesn’t take a second for the Chief Minister to answer Modi ji’s call. Then Modi ji gives orders to your Chief Minister. Do this today, do that tomorrow,” Mr Gandhi said.
Mr Gandhi today unfurled the national flag at Hyderabad’s Charminar neighbourhood, the same place where his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi started the ‘Sadbhavna Yatra’ in October 1990, a year before the then Prime Minister was assassinated.
He has been leading the Telangana leg of the Bharat Jodo Yatra for the past seven days. Mr Gandhi said he walks from early morning till late evening, meets people and listens to their problems.
“The farmers of Telangana say no matter how much hard work they put in, they cannot get any profit from their fields. Even if they worked 24 hours, they can’t earn from their fields. The BJP and the TRS don’t support farmers. They don’t waive loans, don’t ensure MSP (minimum support price). Instead, they brought three black farm laws and tried to snatch from farmers,” Mr Gandhi said.
The Congress MP’s march resumed from Matha temple in Shamshabad this morning and stopped at Legacy Palace in Hyderabad for an afternoon break. They will stop for the night at Gandhi Ideology Centre in Bowenpally.