New Delhi: Taking aim at the BJP over its election manifesto for Telangana, state Congress chief Revanth Reddy said people in the state do not take the saffron party seriously as it has failed to fulfill its earlier promises.
“There is no need to discuss the BJP manifesto as they have no stake here. BRS manifesto and BJP manifesto are same. People here don’t trust him. Whatever promises he made, he did not fulfill them. We look at the manifesto the same way,” Reddy said.
#Watch , Hyderabad: On BJP’s manifesto, Telangana Pradesh Congress President Revanth Reddy says, “…There is no need to discuss BJP’s manifesto as they have no stake here…BRS manifesto and BJP manifesto are same.” Same…people here don’t trust… pic.twitter.com/ABpSK35vcV
– ANI (@ANI) 19 November 2023
His comments came a day after the BJP released its manifesto for Telangana. The party announced 25 key promises, including 4 percent reservation for Muslims, a chief minister from a backward class (BC CM), four free gas cylinders every year, relief in petrol and diesel prices.
Ridiculing the BJP over its promise of appointing a Chief Minister from a backward class if voted to power, Reddy said how can a party make such a promise when it is not even ready for the backward caste census.
Addressing an event in Hyderabad, Reddy said, “People are not ready to believe what they are promising.” He further said that in the 10 states where the BJP is in power, only one candidate from the backward class Is the Chief Minister.
The state Congress chief also criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his promise to set up a panel to explore all options for empowerment of Madigas.
Voting for the 119-member Telangana Assembly will be held on November 30 and the results will be declared on December 3.