Hyderabad: With the Telangana Assembly Election 2018 round the corner, the Congress released the manifesto for the upcoming polls on Tuesday. From promising Rs 2 lakh loan waiver for farmers to an increase in the percentage of reservation for Dalits, the Congress has made grand promises in their manifesto.

It must be noted that farmer welfare, health and housing were key push areas in the manifesto. The manifesto was released in Hyderabad by state Congress chief Nalamada Uttam Kumar Reddy, party high command in-charge for the state, RC Khuntia and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh.

Apart from the above mentioned, the party pushed promises for the recruitment of 20,000 teachers and allocation of up to 20 per cent of the state budget towards education development. The party also made a key announcement aimed at Below Poverty Line (BPL) families, including a health scheme of up to Rs 5 lakh and grants of up to Rs 5 lakh for the construction of houses.

Ahead of the polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday attacked K Chandrashekhar Rao is a “xerox copy” of the Congress and both the parties backed “dynastic politics, casteism and vote bank politics”.

Addressing a poll rally in Telangana’s Mahbubnagar, PM Modi said that Indians would have required visas to visit Hyderabad had Sardar Patel not taken tough action against the erstwhile Nawab-ruled states and merged them with the Indian Union.

Chandrashekhar Rao hit back asking PM Modi not to lie for the sake of votes. Rao pointed out that Nizamabad was not struggling with water shortage, electricity and proper roads and PM Modi should not lie just to grab votes.

Telangana will go to polls on December 7 in a single phase. The counting of votes is scheduled for December 11, along with the four other states that have seen Assembly elections in this round of election fever.