Nalgonda: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Friday exuded confidence that he would win the Nalgonda Lok Sabha seat by a margin higher than secured by the Congress candidate in the 2014 general elections.
He was speaking to the media after filing his nomination papers before the Returning Officer and District Collector Gaurav Uppal at the District Collectorate here.
The Congress leader said the coming Lok Sabha elections were crucial in the history of the country since people were going to choose between a communal BJP and secular Congress. “In the last five years, the BJP government headed by Modi divided the people on the basis of caste and religion and ruled the country for its political interests,” he said. He pointed out that attacks on Muslims in Uttar Pradesh, government’s interventions in Muslims Law Board and slashing of budget for welfare of Muslims were acts of the Narendra Modi government, which had created a feeling insecurity among minorities in the country.
Coming down heavily on the BJP for not fulfilling its pre-poll promises, Reddy pointed out that Modi had failed to deposit Rs 15 lakh in the bank accounts of every citizen by bringing back black money from foreign banks, two crore jobs for youth each year and doubling the incomes of farmers.
The TPCC president said there was no scope for regional or local issues to play a role in the ensuring Lok Sabha elections. “The choice is between AICC president Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi,” he said, and alleged that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who also failed to fulfill many promises, had no moral right to seek votes for TRS candidates in the elections.