Hyderabad: Union home minister Amit Shah will tour Telangana for two days to strengthen the party BJP in the state, and address a public meeting.
This was disclosed by TS BJP president Bandi Sanjay while speaking to media personnel in Delhi on Tuesday after meeting Amit Shah.
Apart from Sanjay, the delegation comprised Union tourism minister G. Kishan Reddy, party MP D. Arvind, MLAs Etala Rajendar and M. Raghunandan Rao, BJP vice-president D.K. Aruna and party leader Vijayashanthi. It met Amit Shah in his chambers in Parliament premises. Union food minister Piyush Goyal was present in the meeting.
After the meeting, Sanjay told the media, "Amit Shah asked us to wage a battle against the TRS government. He wanted party leaders and cadre to reach out to people and expose the false propaganda of the TRS against BJP-led government at the Centre on paddy issue.”
“Amit Shah assured us that he will tour Telangana for two days soon and address a huge public meeting. He said that he would finalise his tour after the Winter Session of Parliament."
Sanjay stated that the date and venue of Amit Shah's meeting will be declared soon.
Party sources said that Amit Shah offered to tour Telangana days when they requested him to visit the state to strengthen the BJP. Shah assured the team that he would not just stay for an hour or two, but spend two days in Telangana state.
Sources said the BJP team updated Amit Shah on several state issues, especially the paddy procurement row and huge corruption in TRS government.
They complained that Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao, his family members, ministers and TRS leaders were indulging in corruption and amassing wealth. They alleged huge corruption even in the matter of paddy procurement in collusion with rice millers.Responding to this, Amit Shah reportedly asked the party leaders take the TRS head-on and wage a battle against its misrule, unearth scams in paddy procurement and other issues and demand inquiries.
Shah assured that the party national leadership would support the state unit in its fight. He also asked them to be prepared to face Assembly elections in the state anytime and keep candidates ready for all the 119 Assembly seats.
Shah expressed severe anger at the TRS for holding 'funeral processions' with effigies of BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday after the BJP showed him videos and pictures.
Sanjay said the state government employees were facing severe hardships due to ongoing transfers as per new districts and zones and lakhs of unemployed persons are waiting for job notifications for years. To divert people's attention from these problems, Chandrashekar Rao was enacting a drama voer paddy procurement even after the Centre said that it would procure raw rice from Telangana as usual without any restrictions....