Hyderabad: BJP general secretary P. Muralidhar Rao, who is incharge of party affairs in Karnataka, said the party’s next target would be the Karnataka Assembly polls where it was aiming to make a comeback.
He told mediapersons in Karimnagar that the results of the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections portended the end of caste-based politics. People were only concerned about development, and the BJP would work its strategy on that plank in the Karnataka Assembly polls next year.
“There is a change in the voters’ mood that is evident with the people of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh wanting development and reforms to take India forward and nothing else,” he said.
Mr Muralidhar Rao said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s slogan of ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’ is gradually picking up with two more states refusing to support the Congress. This will be repeated in the Karnataka and Telangana State elections, he said.
“There is no difference between the TRS and the Congress either in their policies or administration,” Mr Muralidhar Rao said.
BJP is nowhere in picture: Revanth
Congress leader A. Revanth Reddy on Tuesday asked state BJP leaders to decide whether they needed to continue in the state as its Central leadership had made it a point to praise the TRS government and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.
Speaking to mediapersons at Gandhi Bhavan, Mr Revanth Reddy said BJP leaders cannot claim they will be the political alternative to the TRS as they had lost credibility to fight against the state government’s undemocratic functioning.
He said the Congress was the real political alternative to the TRS and all those who oppose the Chief Minister and the TRS should support the Opposition party.
He flayed the state government for the allocation of Rs 50,000 crore towards Mission Bhagiratha, of which it could spend only Rs 20,000 crore. He said the Congress government had sanctioned and executed the Godavari water scheme to Hyde-rabad, but Chief Minis-ter K. Chandrasekhar Rao had diverted the pipeline to Gajwel and Siddipet. This proved costly to the city residents who had to bear a Rs 1,000-crore burden....