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Congress Working Committee’s Resounding Call to Telangana Voters: Choose Congress in Upcoming Assembly Elections

Congress Laments Unfulfilled Promises in 'Golden Telangana,' Blames Both Delhi and Hyderabad Governments

17-09-2023 : The Congress Working Committee (CWC), the apex decision-making body of the Indian National Congress, issued a fervent plea on Sunday to the voters of Telangana, urging them to elect the party in the upcoming state assembly elections. The CWC invoked the historical significance of the party’s role in the formation of the separate state of Telangana in 2014, highlighting its commitment to addressing the aspirations and challenges of the people.

In a scathing critique of the incumbent Bharath Rashtra Samithi (BRS) government, the CWC drew parallels between its rule and the autocratic regime of the Nizams. The committee expressed deep disappointment that, despite nine years since the formation of Telangana, the promise of a ‘Golden Telangana’ remains unfulfilled. It accused the governments in both Delhi and Hyderabad of betraying the dreams and hopes of the people.

The CWC’s statement underscored the alleged diversion of resources meant for the people of the new state into the hands of those in power. Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao and his family were accused of establishing a dynastic rule and turning a deaf ear to the concerns of the citizens.

Furthermore, the Congress criticized the BRS government for neglecting the plight of farmers and raised concerns about governance projects such as the Dharani portal, related to land records, and extensive irrigation initiatives like Kaleshwaram. The CWC empathized with the people of Telangana, pledging to continue the struggle to fulfill the unmet goals of the Telangana movement.

The Extended Congress Working Committee meeting concluded with members expressing confidence in the party’s prospects in the upcoming assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan, and Telangana. The CWC also reaffirmed the party’s readiness for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections scheduled for mid-2024.

Addressing the gathering, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge emphasized the need to highlight the welfare schemes successfully implemented in Congress-ruled states like Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, considering them as models of social justice. He called upon the party members to work diligently to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and strive towards establishing an alternative government in the country.

The third and final day of the CWC program, scheduled for Monday, will witness senior party leaders visiting 115 assembly constituencies to launch a ‘chargesheet’ against the BRS government and present the ‘6 guarantees’ of the Congress, outlining the promises to be fulfilled if the party attains power.