Hyderabad, Apr 12 UNI | 3 months ago

The electioneering, which has been on a low key so far in Telangana, scheduled to go to the polls on April 30, is expected to kick up dust and din soon with the top leaders of major political parties set to launch campaigning in the coming days.

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) President K Chandrasekhar Rao will launch the party's election campaign from Karimnagar tomorrow by leading a procession with party candidates for Assembly and Parliament polls.

He will also address a public meeting in Karimnagar town in the evening.

Though the Congress had set up the Telangana Congress Campaign Committee, headed by former deputy chief minister Damodar Rajanarasimha, the party's electioneering has been a non-starter so far with prominent party leaders confining themselves in their own constituencies to woo the voters.

In the backdrop of this, the planned visits of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi to kickstart the party's electioneering next week was sure to buck up the party cadres.

Ms Gandhi will launch the party's campaigning from Karimnagar on April 16.

Political observers opine that it will be a thanksgiving visit to the sleepy Karimnagar town by the Congress chief after the adoption of the Bill seeking to create Telangana.

Incidentally, it was in Karimnagar ten years ago, during her 2004 campaign trail that she made the historical promise to the people of the region that a separate Telangana would be created.

Mr Gandhi is scheduled to address a couple of public meetings in Telangana region on or after April 17.

The TDP supremo is set to spearhead his party's electioneering in both Telangana and Seemandhra aided by his actor-brother in-law N Balakrishna, fielded from Hindupur Assembly constituency.

Quite a few personalities from the celluloid world are also expected to take part in wooing the voters on behalf of political parties giving a filmy touch to the electioneering.

(Posted on 12-04-2014)