Telangana Congress turns to minority appeasement to showcase themselves as secular

telangana | Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
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Highlights
  • Telangana Congress leaders will begin a bus yatra on February 26 across the state
  • The leaders will offer prayers at a dargah, a temple and a church, in order to project their party as secular
  • Telangana Rashtra Samithi has said that the yatra is only a comedy show

Telangana Congress leaders will begin a bus yatra on February 26 across the state in order to show their party cadres that the party seniors in the state, who have been at each other's throats in all the districts, have buried the hatchet.

But their age-old policy of minority appeasement have surfaced once again through this yatra. The leaders will offer prayers at a dargah, a temple and a church, in order to project their party as secular.

Telangana Congress Praja Chaitanya Bus Yatra, will first offer prayers at the Nampally dargah at 10 am on February 26. From there the bus will proceed to Are Maisamma temple at Langer House where the leaders will perform puja. Later, they will take part in prayers in a church at Moinabad  on their way to Chevella, which will be the starting point of their yatra, reported the New Indian Express.

However,  Telangana Rashtra Samithi was quick to criticise the yatra. "There is comedy happening (sic) in the Gandhi Bhavan all the time. Now, this comedy show will go to the villages with leaders showing people how they squabble among themselves and try to get an upper hand over each other," TRS MLC Karne Prabhakar told the Times of India.

TRS claims the bus yatra is a way for Congress to spread lies about the government. Prabhakar said that people would not believe in the Congress leaders – whether they conducted bus yatras, cycle yatras or tractor yatras.

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