Andhra Pradesh

‘Voters awaiting polls to teach BJP lesson’

All India Congress Committee secretary Sirivella Prasad flagging off a padayatra in Ongole on Friday.

All India Congress Committee secretary Sirivella Prasad flagging off a padayatra in Ongole on Friday.  

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Congress takes out padayatra

All India Congress Committee Secretary Sirivella Prasad on Friday underscored the need for electing the Congress to power at the Centre and in the State to grant special category status(SCS) to the State and put it on the path of progress.

Flagging off a three-day ‘Praja Pooru’ Padayatra led by Youth Congress general secretary Sk. Ghouse from here to Podili on the 134th anniversary of the Indian National Congress(INC), Mr. Prasad said that the party had trounced the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh ahead of the 2019 election would augur well for it.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi should become Prime Minister for the Centre to keep promises made to the state at the time of bifurcation, he said.

People were waiting to teach the BJP a lesson for allegedly meddling with the functioning of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Income Tax department for political goals, he said. Recalling sacrifices made by freedom fighters for independence, he said the saffron party and its parent organisation the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) proved to be a “big threat for the constitution and the democracy”. People would witness the BJP’s game plan to whip up communal passions ahead of the election, he said, adding that the Congress, a secular party, could alone make everyone feel secure.

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