HYDERABAD: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called BJP Telangana president Bandi Sanjay over phone and inquired about the political developments in the state.
BJP sources said the Prime Minister spoke to Sanjay for over 15 minutes. The Prime Minister hailed the Telangana unit's relentless fight against the "anti-people, anti-farmer and anti-employee policies" of the TRS government, sources said. The Prime Minister had special words of appreciation for Sanjay's 'fighting spirit' for his recent agitation against GO 317 demanding justice to state government employees and teachers in transfers.
The Prime Minister called upon the party's rank and file to continue agitations against the wrongdoings of the TRS government until it was voted out of power in the 2023 Assembly polls and replaced by the BJP. The Prime Minister extended complete support of the BJP's national leadership to the party's Telangana unit in its fight against the TRS government.
Sanjay is learnt to have briefed the Prime Minister about various agitation programmes that were undertaken by the BJP in the state over the past few months over the issues concerning people, farmers, employees etc and about the programmes that the party wanted to undertake in the coming days.
Sanjay also explained to the Prime Minister about how the TRS government resorted to his arrest in Karimnagar last week to obstruct his 'deeksha', and the manner in which his office was ransacked using welding cutters, water cannons and smashing of furniture and other valuables in his office misusing the police force.
Sanjay told the Prime Minister that the employees and teachers were extending complete support to the BJP's protests against GO 317 and the party would step up protests until the government withdrew the GO 317 and halted transfers of employees and teachers.
He informed the Prime Minister that the recent visits of BJP president J.P. Nadda, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chhattisgarh former chief minister Raman Singh and Union ministers had boosted the morale of the party leaders and cadres and encouraged them to intensify agitations against the TRS government.
Sanjay thanked the Prime Minister for calling him and for extending complete support of the party's national leadership to the Telangana unit in its fight against undemocratic, corrupt and family-rule of the TRS government. He expressed confidence in BJP dethroning the TRS from power in upcoming Assembly polls.