Sonia, Rahul slam TRS president Chandrasekhar Rao in his home turf

File photo: Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi are major stakeholders in the National Herald case. Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 23, 2018, 09.16 PM (IST)

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Friday tore into Telangana's TRS government, saying it neglected minorities, women, students with Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao working only for himself and those close to him.

Development expected after Telangana's formation has not happened under TRS, she further said.

CM Rao cared only for himself and his own people leaving the child (Telangana) to suffer, she told an election rally at Medchal near in Telangana.

''Mothers know how important it is to look after a newborn baby. It is unfortunate that after the birth of Telangana, your responsibility fell into the hands of those who cared for themselves, but not for you,'' she said.

The UPA chairperson said that Congress is committed to special category status for Andhra Pradesh.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who also addressed the rally, said the TRS rule in Telangana was all set to end.

Only one man ran Telangana for five years; did everything to benefit his family, said, Rahul.  

''When people of Telangana dreamed of forming the state, it was Sonia Gandhi Ji who stood by the people. If Telangana was formed, it was the public who formed it with their sweat and blood. Sonia Gandhi Ji also had a hand in its formation,'' added Rahul. 

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The UPA chairperson said that Congress is committed to special category status for Andhra Pradesh.