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Congress to take out rally against shifting of Secretariat

Hyderabad, Feb 6 (INN): The Congress party will take out a massive rally from Gandhi Bhavan to Raj Bhavan on Saturday in protest against the State Government’s decision to shift Secretariat to Erragadda.

Speaking to media persons at Gandhi Bhavan here on Friday, Greater Hyderabad Congress Committee president Danam Nagender alleged that KCR was trying to execute a hidden agenda on behalf of real estate mafia by shifting the Secretariat to Erragadda. He said that the government took a wrong decision by deciding to shift the Chest Hospital from Erragadda to Viqarabad to accommodate new Secretariat building. He said that the Congress party would expose the entire game plan hatched by KCR and some ministers in his cabinet. He said that the Congress would intensify the protest if the State Government fails to withdraw its decision. He said that the proposal should be first debated in the State Legislature.

Danam claimed that it was AICC President Sonia Gandhi who granted statehood to Telangana. However, instead of being thankful to the Congress party and Sonia Gandhi, KCR has started misusing the post of Chief Minister.

The former minister accused the State Government of being negligent in handling the Swine flu cases. He said there were no experts to treat the Swine flu cases in both Osmania General Hospital and Gandhi Hospital. Further, the government has failed to set up Swine flu screening centres at airport, railway stations and bus stands.

Danam also expressed confidence that the Congress would win the next GHMC elections. He said students, pensioners, minorities and other sections of the society were unhappy with the policies and performance of the TRS Government.

Earlier, TPCC President Ponnala Lakshmaiah held a meeting to review the arrangements for the proposed rally. Besides Danam, the meeting was attended former MP M Anjan Kumar Yadav, former MLA Marri Sashidhar Reddy, MLC MS Prabhakar, former Mayor Banda Karthika Chandra Reddy and former minister D Sridhar Babu.

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