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Manmohan Singh, Sonia, Rahul Gandhi to campaign in Telangana region

Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 10:08pm IST | Agency: PTI

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi would campaign in the Telangana region over the next three days as electioneering comes to an end on April 28.

The Prime Minister would address a public meeting at Bhongir in Nalgonda district at 4 pm on April 26, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh told reporters here today.

Rahul Gandhi would speak at two election meetings to be held tomorrow in Warangal and Hyderabad, while Congress president Sonia Gandhi would address a public meeting at Andhole in Medak district on April 27.

Incidentally, Medak was once represented by the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the Lok Sabha.

Jairam Ramesh, who has campaigned in all Telangana districts so far, expressed confidence that the Congress would form the government on its own in the new state.

Asked if the Congress would take the support of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) to form the government if it falls short of numbers, he said that the Congress would be able to form the government on its own.

Highlighting that political stability is the most important requirement for the Telangana state, he said that the Congress alone could provide such a stable government.

Replying to a query, Ramesh said that the Prime Minister had already campaigned in states including Assam, Kerala, Maharashtra and Delhi.

"The Prime Minister is selective in his campaign. The fact that he is coming to Telangana shows his special love and affection for the people of Telangana," he said.

Simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the undivided Andhra Pradesh Assembly would be held in Telangana on April 30.


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