Hyderabad, Apr 25 UNI | 3 months ago

With just four days left for drawing the curtain on electioneering in Telangana, major political parties are pulling up their socks, deploying top leaders for hectic, tit for tat campaign in the region to brighten their poll prospects.

AICC Vice-President Rahul Gandhi is arriving this afternoon for the second phase of his campaigning in Telangana.

Soon after his arrival, Mr Gandhi will leave for Warangal to address a public meeting around 1500 hrs.

He will also address a public meeting at the sprawling Lal Bahadhur Stadium here this evening where the party made elaborate arrangements under the supervision of AICC General Secretary and in-charge of the party's Andhra affairs Digvijay Singh.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is scheduled to address an election rally in Bhongir in Nalgonda District tomorrow.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi will address a public meeting in Medak on April 27.

In the first phase of campaigning, Ms Gandhi and Mr Gandhi addressed a series of public meetings in Telangana, which drew good response to the delight of Telangana Congress leaders and cadres.

Union Minister Jairam Ramesh, who campaigned in Adilabad district, today promised that if the Congress is voted to power farmers loans up to Rs two lakh would be waived.

Telugu movie actor and Founder-President of Jana Sena Party Pawan Kalyan, who campaigned in Shadnagar in Mahabubnagar District, said creation of Telangana was the result of the sacrifices made by youth and students.

Meanwhile, the visit of BJP President Rajnath Singh and senior party leader Nitin Gadkari to campaign in Telangana has been cancelled apparently to enable them to concentrate on Uttar Pradesh.

However, senior party leader Sushma Swaraj and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Pannikar and his Madhya Pradesh counterpart Shivraj Singh Chouhan will campaign in Telangana.

BJP's Prime Ministerial Candidate Narendra Modi has already campaigned in Telangana.

(Posted on 25-04-2014)