Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally at Telangana's Nizamabad on Tuesday ahead of the state's assembly elections scheduled on December 7.
He will be addressing another rally later today at Mahbubnagar.
The prime minister said that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has ruined Telangana. He said, " Chandrashekar Rao's apprenticeship was in Congress. He learnt from them and destroyed Telangana. Now if those who have done PhD come to power, they will do 100 times more destruction."
Modi will also address another rally at Hyderabad's Lal Bahadur Stadium on December 3.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi to campaign in Telangana on November 28
One day after PM Modi's address in Nizamabad and Mahabubnagar, Congress president Rahul Gandhi is set to reach Telangana on November 29. As part of the alliance with TDP, he will take part in a roadshow at Parigi and Chevella, near Hyderabad.
He will participate in the rally along with Telugu Desam Party leader Chandrababu Naidu.
Opinion polls predict TRS to lose on December 7
CVoter has predicted that the Congress-TDP alliance will win in Telangana with 64 votes. The opinion poll also claims that TRS will win 42 seats, while BJP is set to win four seats.
TRS accuses Congress of favouring communities
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee Treasurer, Uttam Kumar Reddy accuses Congress' manifesto of favouring a particular community.
According to ANI, he said, "There's no particular community that will be sided by any party except BJP. This draft manifesto is fabricated, we're probing who's behind this."manifesto favoring a particular community
PM targets Congress in Nizamabad
The prime minister laid thinly veiled attacks on Congress and the ruling TRS during his address in Nizamabad.
He said, "We launched the Ayushman Bharat Yojana for poor people's welfare. We rolled out the scheme to ensure quality and affordable healthcare facilities for all. But the hief minister of this state showed no interest in it. The state's chief minister feels too insecure and refused to connect the state with the scheme of Ayushman Bharat."
He also accused the TRS of playing vote-bank politics which, according to Modi, turned out to be a failure for CM K Chandrasekhar Rao.
Congress candidate attempts suicide
Congress candidate in Telangana Vanteru Pratap Reddy attempted self-immolation after a raid was conducted at his residence in Kompally. The search was done following a tip which said that there was cash stashed meant for distribution to voters stashed in Reddy's house.
Amit Shah's whirlwind rally spree in Telangana
On Sunday, BJP chief Amit Shah visited and addressed four public rallies. He is scheduled to visit Telangana on Wednesday and one more time on December 2.