Telangana Congress to launch Haath Se Haath Jodo Abhiyaan on 6 February

Campaign will commence nationally on Republic Day, even before culmination of Bharat Jodo Yatra on 30 January.

ByRaj Rayasam

Published Jan 22, 2023 | 9:00 AM Updated Jan 22, 2023 | 9:00 AM

The unveiling of the Haath Se Haath Jodo Abhiyaan logo. (Congress/Twitter)

The new Congress party campaign, Haath Se Haath Jodo Abhiyaan, will commence in Telangana on 6 February and it will continue for 60 days. It will commence either from Bhadrachalam, Adilabad, or Mahabubnagar.

While almost at the end of his 3,500 km-odd Bharat Jodo Yatra, Rahul Gandhi has already announced the party’s next campaign, the Haath Se Haath Jodo Abhiyaan.

This new campaign is all set to commence on 26 January, even before the culmination of the Bharat Jodo Yatra  on 30 January.

While permission was sought to unfurl the national tricolour on Republic Day at Lal Chowk, Srinagar, to mark the culmination of the yatra, it has been denied.

Haath Se Haath in Telangana

According to Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President A Revanth Reddy, the Haath Se Haath Jodo Abhiyaan will begin in Telangana on 6 February.

This is due to the fact that the budget session of the Parliament will begin on 1 February and the state Assembly session will commence on 3 February.

Following this, the state budget would be presented in the Assembly on 5 February. Thus, it has been decided to kickstart the Haath Se Haath Jodo Abhiyaan in Telangana on 6 February.

The TPCC took the decision at the executive committee meeting held at Gandhi Bhavan on Saturday, 21 January, attended by Revanth Reddy, Telangana in-charge Manikrao Thakre, CLP leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, and Haath Se Haath Jodo Abhiyaan in-charge Girish Chodankar.

Reddy, in a statement, said that either Congress matriarch Sonia Gandhi or the party’s national leader Priyanka Gandhi would inaugurate the Telangana Haath Se Haath Jodo Abhiyaan.

Launch plans!

On the occasion, the Congress plans to present a charge-sheet before the people on the failures of the BJP government at the Centre and KCR’s dispensation in Telangana.

According to Revanth Reddy, Thakre had cautioned party leaders that action would be likely if they missed participating in the event.

Quoting him, Revanth Reddy said that constructive suggestions to strengthen the party were always welcomed, but leaders should not rush to the media with allegations against one another, which will only tarnish the party’s image.

Conspiracy theory?

Revanth Reddy said that on Sunday there would be Dalita Girijana Atma Gourava Sabha at Nagarkurnool.

At the meeting, the party would expose the state government’s lack of commitment in the construction of the Markandeya Project in Bijinapally mandal.

He said that when the party leaders went to the site to examine the progress of the work, BRS workers had attacked the delegation.

The police, instead of taking action against them, had booked cases against the Congress leaders, Revanth Reddy alleged.

There was a case against party leader Nagam Janardhan Reddy for allegedly insulting a BRS woman sarpanch, despite the fact that she later said, in the presence of the DGP, that he had not used any derogatory language against her.

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