Hyderabad: The race for the BJP state chief post has turned interesting as two of contenders are offering to pay the entire expenditure of the municipal elections.
The BJP leaders expect that the TRS will shows its money power and the BJP will have to match it.
Two MPs and one former MPs and a senior woman leader said to be lobbying with the party high command at Delhi to get the state BJP chief’s post as the incumbent Dr K. Laxman’s term ends later this month.
Sources disclosed that though two young MPs are in the race for the post one is eyeing a post at the Centre. He has informed the high command that if his colleague is crowned as the state chief he will finance for the ,unicipal elections so that he could be accommodated at the Centre.
The woman leader who is frequently visiting the Delhi also brought to the notice of the high command that she also willing to bear the cost of municipal polls if she gets a chance to be state party president.
Sources also indicated that Dr Laxman was trying for another second term as four the party won four Lok Sabha seats during his tenure.
Senior leaders in the party in their private talks pointed out that though Dr Laxman’s terms ends on December 31, the high command is of the opinion that it should wait till the Congress takes a final decision on appointing the successor to TPCC chief N. Uttam Kumar Reddy.
Speculations with regard to change of the TPCC chief has been going on in the Congress as well political circles from the time the results of the December 2018 Assembly polls were declared, but the AICC yet to have take final decision.
Sources in the Congress said that former minister and Manthani MLA D. Sridhar Babu and Malkajgiri MP A. Revanth Reddy are the front runners.
Sources in the BJP pointed out the state chief would certainly be from the Backward Classes if Mr Revanth Reddy gets chance or Mr Uttam Kumar Reddy gets an extension. If Mr Sridhar Babu gets a chance then the BJP will prefer an upper caste candidate and the woman leader will have fair chances....