HYDERABAD: The TRS is reportedly planning a counter-offensive against opposition parties following proposed visits by former AICC Chairman Rahul Gandhi, BJP Chairman JP Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Telangana soon.
The visit of high-level national Congress and BJP leaders in less than 10 days in May to target the TRS has warmed the political atmosphere.
While Rahul Gandhi is on a two-day visit to the state on May 6-7, Nadda arrives in the state the day before on May 5, and Amit Shah is expected to visit the state on May 14.
While Rahul Gandhi will address a public meeting in Warangal to highlight farmer suicides in Telangana and try to visit Osmania University to highlight unemployment, Nadda will address a public meeting in Mahbubnagar as part of Sanjay’s ongoing padayatra against TRS government failures and Amit Shah is expected to speak at a public meeting in Maheshwaram on the outskirts of the city to mark the conclusion of the second phase of the padayatra by Sanjay.
According to sources, in order to counter anti-government narratives of farmer suicides, unemployment, etc. by opposition leaders, the TRS leadership decided to engage its base in all districts. The counter-offensive will be based on ‘facts and figures’ about TRS government initiatives undertaken over the past eight years to benefit farmers, the unemployed and other sections aggressively using the media and social media platforms and highlighting how the BJP and Congress-governed states fall short of Telangana in social welfare schemes and development programs.
All ministers, party deputies, MLCs, deputies, district and mandal heads will be involved in the counter-offensive strategy.
They were told to use the media and social media platforms aggressively and counter the accusations from Congress and BJP national leaders against the TRS government.
Sources added that the incumbent TRS Chairman and IT Minister, KT Rama Rao, will spearhead this counter-offensive strategy by traveling to Warangal the very next day, May 7, following Rahul Gandhi’s visit on May 6. may.
Rama Rao along with district ministers, party MPs, MLCs and MPs will give a strong response to Rahul Gandhi’s accusations against the TRS government over farmer suicides and unemployment issues.
He will release the statistics to prove that the TRS government is at the top of the country in filling vacancies in state government departments by already filling 1.36 lakh jobs in seven years and the recently announced recruitment drive to fill 90,000 positions for which notifications for Group-I and police recruitment were posted last week.
Rao will also release the data presented by the BJP government to the Center during the recent budget session of Parliament on the decrease in farmer suicides in Telangana under the TRS regime.