Adilabad: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to bring in its top leadership for campaigning for the Adilabad Lok Sabha constituency which is reserved for ST.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is likely to visit the state between April 4 and 7 to address a campaign rally in Adilabad.
Adilabad district BJP president Payal Shankar said, “The UP Chief Minister will address a public meeting but the dates are yet to be confirmed”. Mr Adityanath had campaigned for the BJP candidates in the state during the last Assembly elections.
The party leadership is of the opinion that top leaders addressing public meetings are good as the candidate’s performance in Old Adilabad was good and they stood second in Mudhole and Adilabad constituencies.
BJP has pinned its hopes on winning the Adilabad Lok Sabha seat as its candidate Soyam Bapurao who leads the ‘Thudum Debba’ is a mass leader and has good relations with all the communities.
Mr Bapurao who lost the Boath MLA seat by nearly 6,000 votes is fighting tooth-and-nail to win the Adilabad LS. If he wins, he will take the Adivasis agitation demanding the removal of Lambadas from the STs list to the Delhi and raise it in Parliament also.
The Adivasi community between Godam Nagesh of the TRS and Soyam Bapurao of the BJP is seriously considering whom to vote for. They say they will vote in the interest of the community and for their survival in the changed political scenario.
Godam Nagesh has pinned his hopes on the party’s welfare schemes and Rythu Bandhu, Kalyana Laxmi and other popular schemes implemented in the state. Congress candidate Ramesh Rathod has pinned hopes on the minority votes and his community, the Lambadas since he is the only senior leader in the fray from the community after Naresh Jadhav with drew his papers.
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