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Revanth Reddy asks Sonia Gandhi to contest Telangana in LS polls

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Revanth Reddy asks Sonia Gandhi to contest Telangana in LS polls

Hyderabad, Feb 5 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy on Monday met Congress Parliamentary Party President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi and asked her to contest the next Lok Sabha elections Sabha of your state.

Revanth Reddy, who is also the state party chief, conveyed to Gandhi that the state unit has already unanimously passed a resolution, urging her to contest from the state.

According to a statement released here, Revanth Reddy told her that the people of Telangana respect her as a mother for carving out Telangana and asked her to contest the state.

Responding to the request, Gandhi said he would take a decision at the appropriate time.

Revanth Reddy along with Deputy Chief Minister Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka and Minister Ponguleti Srinivasa Reddy met Gandhi at his residence 10 Janpath.

The Chief Minister also briefed her about the implementation of the safeguards by the state government. He informed him that out of the six guarantees, the government has started implementation of free bus travel for women in RTC buses and enhanced the coverage under Rajiv Arogyasri from 5 lakh to 15 lakh.

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Gandhi was told that 14 million women have traveled in RTC buses so far.

Revanth Reddy also informed him that the government has decided to implement two more guarantees: LPG gas cylinder for Rs.500 and 200 units of free electricity every month for households. He was also informed that the state government has decided to conduct a caste census of BC and preparations were being made for the same.

Revanth Reddy told him that they were making all efforts to win maximum number of Lok Sabha seats from the state and preparations in this regard had already been completed.

As part of the process, ticket applications were received from aspirants from all constituencies. After a scrutiny of the applications, strong candidates will be presented, he said. Earlier, Revanth Reddy participated in Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Ranchi.

The Chief Minister met the top leader and informed him about the implementation of two guarantees. Revanth Reddy also asked Rahul Gandhi to persuade Sonia Gandhi to contest the Telangana Parliament. He also briefed him about the party’s preparations for the Lok Sabha elections.

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— IANS

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