Hyderabad: The campaign for the coming Assembly elections in Telangana is likely to heat up with Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao scheduled to address a series of public meetings from Wednesday.

Rao will address a public meeting at Nizamabad on Wednesday, followed by meetings at Nalgonda on October 4, at Vanaparthi (near Mahabubnagar) on October 5 and at Warangal and Khammam on October 7 and 8, as per the schedule announced.

Rao had kicked off the party's campaign for the coming Legislative Assembly polls by addressing a public meeting at Husnabad near Karimnagar on September 7, a day after the dissolution of the Legislative Assembly in the state.

Rao's son and minister in the Caretaker government K T Rama Rao and other party leaders have been active in the campaign since then.

Rao is expected to highlight the achievements of his goverment during the last over four years after the formation of Telangana, during the campaign.

Rama Rao and other leaders have also attacked the proposed "grand alliance" of opposition Congress, TDP, CPI and Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS), describing it as being 'opportunistic.'

Recalling that TDP was founded by late N T Rama Rao on anti-Congress plank, Rama Rao had sought to know how the party could ally with the Congress.

Meanwhile, the opposition Congress, TDP, CPI and TJS are in talks to evolve a Common Minimum Programme for the alliance. The alliance partners are yet to formally launch their campaign.

BJP, which decided to go it alone in the assembly polls, has announced that its Chief Amit Shah would address two meetings in Telangana during October.

Shah had kicked off the party's campaign at Mahabubnagar last month and he is scheduled to address another public meeting at Karimnagar on October 10.

Shah is also scheduled to speak at a national convention of BJP's Yuva Morcha to be held at Hyderabad in the last week of this month.

BJP's Telangana unit president K Laxman has said the party has decided to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to paricipate in the campaign.

The party had said its national leaders would also participate in the campaign. Accordingly, Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani addressed a meeting for women, organised by the party at Chegunta in Medak district last week.