K Chandrashekhar Rao, president of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), will be accompanied by TRS Parliamentary Party leader and party's Secretary-General K Keshava Rao during his visit, party sources told PTI today.
Targeting the BJP and RSS, Gandhi recalled the two warring sides of the epic Mahabharat, and said the BJP, like the Kauravas, fought for power, while his party, on the lines of the Pandavas, battled for truth.
Launching a scathing attack on the BJP-led NDA government, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray today called for opposition unity and a "Modi-mukt Bharat" by 2019.
Taking a dig at Rahul Gandhi's remarks at the Congress's plenary session, the BJP today said that the party which questioned the "fundamental existence" of Lord Ram today wants to be identified with the Pandavas.
Targeting the BJP and RSS, Gandhi recalled the two warring sides of the epic Mahabharat, saying while the saffron outfits were like the Kauravas, who fought for power, the Congress, as Pandavas did, battled for truth.
He also said that the party's leadership has worked out a realistic road map based on people's aspirations as it moves forward.
Giving a point-by-point rebuttal of Gandhi's speech, senior BJP leader and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman termed his address as the "rhetoric of a loser" and "devoid of substance."
Reports that new outlets would be opened in the light of the Supreme Court verdict was baseless", Excise Minister T P Ramakrishnan, told reporters at Kozhikode.
Singh, a senior BJP leader, was referring to the bypolls to Gorakhpur and Phulpur parliamentary constituencies.
Singh also added that "no one has been able to gather the audacity of levelling corruption charges, involving even a single paisa, against any of our ministers".
He expressed concern over some leaders of the ruling NDA at the Centre occasionally making remarks that created an impression of the alliance being against certain sections of the society.
Pradeep Gyawali, who was inducted on Friday, also said that the Nepal government had started preparations as it expects both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit the country this year.
Taking the ruling BJP on, Gandhi said the party sought to divert people's attention from issues such as unemployment and farm distress with "fancy events".
The party, at its 84th plenary session in New Delhi, adopted a resolution on the economy which said sustained economic growth was the path towards becoming a middle-income developed country.
The results of the by-elections in UP, Bihar and Rajasthan have indicated that BJP's stock was decreasing and the people were disillusioned with the lead party of the NDA, party General Secretary S Sudhakar Reddy said.
Addressing the 84th Congress plenary session, he also accused the BJP-led government of having "mismanaged" the dispute in Jammu and Kashmir and said the government's talk of fighting two and a half wars was “yet another hollow promise”.
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He added that the BJP had learnt a "lesson" (from the outcome) and said he was confident the party would perform better in future polls, especially the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The warning, given at a news briefing yesterday, followed the meeting between US Vice President Mike Pence and Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Pakistani daily Dawn reported.
While the BJP has the numbers to send its eight candidates to the Upper House, its ally, Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP), which has four MLAs in the 403-member UP Assembly, holds key to the fate its ninth nominee.
At the 84th plenary session of the Congress, Singh described the government's demonetisation move as "ill-considered" and GST as "hastily implemented".
The party, in a resolution adopted at its 84th plenary session, accused the NDA government of pursuing a foreign policy "bereft of focus and direction”.
Bypoll in Bhandara-Gondia is due as its sitting BJP MP Nana Patole's resignation while bypoll in Palghar is necessitated due to the death of its sitting BJP MP Chintaman Wanga in January this year.
BJP general secretary Ram Madhav told reporters that the Centre had done a lot for the state and was willing to do more than the special category status, asserting that his party will explain its position to its people.