Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President Capt. N. Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the Congress party was all set to win Assembly elections in five States and not just three, as predicted in the opinion polls done by some media houses.
Addressing a massive meeting of women titled ‘Mahila Garjana’ organised by Congress senior leader and ex-MLA Srisailam Goud in Jeedimetla on Monday, Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the opinion polls were not complete. He said besides winning Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, Congress party would also be victorious in Mizoram and Telangana. He said that there were no doubts, whatsoever, on Congress party’s victory in Telangana State. He said all surveys conducted in the recent past, especially after dissolution of Assembly, have shown a clear win for the Congress party in next polls. Therefore, he said Congress Governments would take oath in all five States on December 12. Similarly, he said Congress president Rahul Gandhi would become Prime Minister in 2019.
Speaking about injustices done to women during the last four-and-a-half years under TRS regime, Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that caretaker Chief Minister and TRS president K. Chandrashekhar Rao has insulted women by not giving them any representation in the State Cabinet. “For KCR, not a single woman out of 1.90 crore women population in the State was eligible or fit to become a minister. Has he not insulted all women of Telangana? Does he have a right to seek votes from women?” he asked.
Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the Congress party has always respected women and took all measures to ensure their economic and political empowerment. Stating that the entire society would be happy if women are happy, he promised that the next Congress Government would give a grant of Rs. 1 lakh each to nearly 6 lakh SHGs benefitting nearly 72 lakh women. Similarly, Rs. 10 lakh bank loan will be arranged for each SHGs and its interest would be paid by the State Government. He also promised to revive the Abhay Hastham scheme by increasing the pension amount. He said the salary of Resources Persons in urban areas, VOAs in villages and Beemi Mitras would be increased to Rs. 10,000.
The TPCC Chief slammed the BJP Government at the Centre and TRS Government in Telangana for the rising prices of petrol, diesel and LPG. He promised that the Congress party, if voted to power in next elections, would provide six cylinders every year at free of cost to all White Card holders.
The TPCC president said that two lakh jobs, including one lakh in public sector, would be ensured in the first year after coming to power. Uttam Kumar Reddy also announced that the Shetty Balija community would be included in the Backward Classes if Congress party is voted to power.
The meeting was also addressed by senior leaders including D.K. Aruna, Nerella Sharada, Srisailam Goud and other leaders.