Modi's potshots at BRS delights saffron cadre
DECCAN CHRONICLE | Narender Pulloor
Hyderabad: The state BJP, particularly the cadre, was in an upbeat mood following the successful visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Saturday. The leaders were confident that their morale was boosted following Modi’s remarks against the BRS government during his speech at parade ground, which was also attended by the party’s second rung leaders and activists from across the state.
The Prime Minister made it categorical that by not cooperating with its adamant stance, the BRS was hampering the state’s development. He said that the interests of Telangana people were getting destroyed by the attitude of the BRS leadership.
Even though he never named the BRS or Kalvakuntla Kavitha, Modi asked the people whether the Centre should initiate action against corrupt leaders or not. The gathering roared ‘action’ against errant leaders.
Activists from Hyderabad and Rangareddy districts opined that the party will intensify its activities in the coming days and ready its rank and file for the Assembly elections.
BJP Mahankali vice-president Naidu Prakash said that party activists were happy with Modi’s remarks against the corrupt BRS government.
"We can understand to what extent corruption has reached under the BRS, something which the Prime Minister himself has pointed out," Prakash said.
In the city outskirts, at the jubilee bus station and Secunderabad railway station BJP activists were enthusiastic while waving the saffron flags. Some of them reached the public meeting venue dancing to the accompanying drum beats.
BJP whip in GHMC Srinivas Reddy said that the BJP public meeting was a huge success despite hurdles created by the state government.
Speaking to Deccan Chronicle P. Vinay Kumar Reddy, who unsuccessfully contested the Armoor Assembly seat, said that not only the BJP cadre but even the people were shocked at the absence of Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao at Modi’s meeting. ‘Allocating works to the tune of Rs 11,000 crore to Telangana is not a common issue. Rao should have attended the meeting as a reciprocal move’, he opined.
The Chief Minister’s attitude indicates that his days are numbered and ousting BRS from power is certain, Reddy said.