UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi coming to Telangana state for the first time after formed on June 2, 2014. She had last addressed a meeting at Karimnagar during the 2014 elections.
Telangana Congress leaders are planning to felicitate Mrs Gandhi on her first visit to the state on Friday at the public meeting to be held at Medchal and thank her for granting statehood.
In her Karimnagar meeting on April 15, 2014, Mrs Gandhi had said, “There is no doubt that without the Congress, the formation of Telangana state could not have been realised. It was only the Congress which decided to form a separate state of Telangana, it was only the Congress which prepared the Bill and it was only the Congress which got it passed in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.”
Mrs Gandhi had also said, “The TRS had no role in drafting the Bill and passing the Bill.” She had said: “Now the era of agitation has ended; now the time is to run a responsible government in the state.”
TS Congress leaders are of the opinion that Mrs Gandhi’s campaign would create a positive atmosphere for the party and its Mahakutami allies.