Medchal, Nov 23 : UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Friday called upon the people of the state to teach a fitting lesson to Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) for completely shattering their hopes and aspirations in the four-and-a- half years of its rule.
Addressing a rally at Medchal on the outskirts of Hyderabad, she said, “It is an emotional moment for me, as I feel like a mother who is meeting her children after several years,” amidst loud cheers from the public.
“Mothers know how important it is to look after a newborn baby. It is unfortunate that after the birth of Telangana, your responsibility fell into the hands of those who cared for themselves, but not for you,”Sonia Gandhi said.
She said that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao working only for himself and those close to him and development did not happen under Rao.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who also addressed the rally, said the TRS rule in Telangana was all set to end.
“Dalits, adivasis, minorities, backward classes, women and students were all neglected. The chief minister should tell us what promises he made to them and he kept,” Sonia, who visited Telangana for the first time since the state’s creation in June 2014, said.
She also said the Congress was committed to special category status for Andhra Pradesh.
“When people of Telangana dreamed of forming the state, it was Sonia Gandhi Ji who stood by the people. If Telangana was formed, it was the public who formed it with their sweat and blood. Sonia Gandhi Ji also had a hand in its formation,” Rahul Gandhi in Medchal.