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NEW DELHI: Telangana chief minister and TPCC president A Revanth Reddy on Monday appealed to senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi to contest from Telangana in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Reddy said that the people of Telangana consider Sonia Gandhi as their ‘mother’ for granting them statehood.
While paying a courtesy call, CM Revanth Reddy informed Sonia Gandhi that the PCC had already adopted a resolution urging Sonia Gandhi to contest from Telangana. In response, Sonia Gandhi told Reddy that she will take the decision when the right time comes.
Telangana CM also briefed Sonia Gandhi on the progress of the implementation of the promises made by government in the state. Reddy explained that two of the six guarantees- free bus travel for women and the enhancement of the Arogyasri limits to Rs 15 lakh from Rs 5 lakh are already implemented. 14 crore women have already travelled on the state owned RTC buses for free.
He further highlighted the state government’s readiness to implement two more guarantees – free electricity supply for up to 200 units and a gas cylinder for Rs.500. The CM also informed Sonia Gandhi that the government decided to conduct caste census and preparations are being made fast in this regard.
Further, the Chief Minister told Sonia Gandhi that the TPCC is striving to win the maximum number of MP seats in Telangana in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and the party has already completed all preparations.
The party is receiving applications from the aspirants from each Lok Sabha constituency. The party leadership will scrutinize the applications and select the winning candidates in the elections, the CM said.
Deputy Chief Minister Bhatti VikramarkaState Revenue, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy accompanied the CM Revanth during his visit.

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