Karimnagar, Apr 16 UNI | 3 months ago

Congrsss Presidnt Sonia Gandhi today launched her party's campaign in Telangana with a call to the people to support the Congress in the ensuing elections for speedy development.

Addresing a well-attended public meeting in the sprawling Ambedkar Stadium, she said the Congress will give special attention to the development of Telangana.

The party will also fulfill its promises to work tirelessly for the all round development of Telangana.

It was only the firm commitment of Congress that led in the creation of separate Telangana state, she added. She reminded the people about the long drawn struggle spread over 60-years for a separate Telangana.

She said the Congress was in favour of separate Telangana state even before the birth of the Telangana Rashra Samithi (TRS). The UPA government had drawn up several schemes for the development of all the districts in Telangana.

She said the party would also do justice to the people of Seemandhra.

She appealed to the people of all the regions to live like brothers.

Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president Ponnala Lakshmaiah, former Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Rajanarasimha and most of the party contesting candidates were among those who attended the meeting.

Ms Gandhi's speach was frequently punctuated by chears from the people, who included a large number of women.

(Posted on 16-04-2014)