AP by-polls: Cong raising Telangana to woo voters
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Last Updated: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 18:36
Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh's ruling Congress, desperate to win the upcoming by-elections to one Lok Sabha and 18 Assembly seats, is raising the Telangana issue and citing the threat of possible division of the state to woo the electorate in non-Telangana regions.

Of the 18 Assembly seats where by-elections are due, only one (Parakal in Warangal district) is in Telangana region.

The party is, however, still unable to make up its mind on whether or not to target its late Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy after attacking his son and YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy on graft issue.

Congress has started telling the voters that a vote for Jagan's party will lead to division of the state.

As Congress faces an uphill task in the bypolls, it is using desperate ways to win at least a few seats.

On one hand, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy is pumping in crores of rupees from government coffers in constituencies going to bypolls for development works.

On the other, party leaders, including ministers, are attacking Jagan over his alleged "ill-gotten" wealth and some are also levelling corruption charge against his late father and Chief Minister.


First Published: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 18:36

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