Pretty confident Cong-led alliance will win in T'gana: Rahul Gandhi
Hyderabad: Exuding confidence of the Congress led alliance winning the Telangana assembly elections 'hands down', AICC President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the question of chief ministership in the event of it coming to power was premature.
Addressing a press conference here, he also claimed that the TRS chief and caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) was showing signs of "nervousness and insecurity", evident from his 'abusive language' during the poll campaign.
"It is frankly premature to decide who the CM candidate is going to be. Our first goal is to remove Mr. KCR (as caretaker Chief Minister Rao is referred to by many) and TRS, who have damaged the dream of Telangana. We are together committed to that goal". "I won't get into how many seats we (the Congress-led alliance) will win but I am pretty confident and most of the (opinion) polls are saying that we are going to win the elections", Gandhi said.
He charged KCR with using "abusive language" in campaigning and claimed that it showed signs of his nervousness and insecurity.
"Also if you listen to the Chief Minister's body language...and the type of comments he is making in some of his speeches...I think yesterday he was quite abusive...he abused a couple of people.
"Earlier in his speech also he was abusive...these are all signs of nervousness and insecurity developing... I think he said he is going to take rest. These are all signs of reality coming to him", Gandhi said.
"So I think I am pretty confident that the alliance is going to win the elections, it's going to win the elections hands down", Gandhi said.
He said the alliance would make sure that Telangana is run by the people of state, "by the spirit of the youngsters who sacrificed the lives for (the cause of) Telangana."
The Congress-led alliance 'Prajakutami' (Peoples Alliance) comprises TDP, Telangana Jana Samithi and the CPI.
Responding to questions, Gandhi said the farmers 'crisis' was not only a Telangana issue, but also a national one.
He alleged that farmers are treated as a 'liability' by the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre and the TRS regime in the state.