BJP resolves not to ally with TD or YSRC
Deccan Chronicle.| dc correspondent
BJP Andhra Pradesh state president Somu Veerraju (Twitter)
KAKINADA: The state executive body of Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday resolved not to ally with opposition Telugu Desam Party or ruling YSR Congress in Andhra Pradesh during the 2024 elections.
In the political resolution that the BJP passed at its state executive meeting in Bhimavaram town of West Godavari district, the party made it clear that Bharatiya Janata Party will only form an alliance with ideological parties, excluding the YSRC and TD in Andhra Pradesh.
"One political party in Andhra Pradesh will vanish from politics. BJP cadre need not worry over the vicious campaign launched against Prime Minister Narendra Modi by some section of people," the resolution said.
While BJP state president Somu Veerraju presided over the meeting, union minister of state for medical and health Dr. Bharati Praveen Pawar, national secretary Sunil Deodhar, state general secretary Madhav, and Rajya Sabha members C.M. Ramesh and G.V.L. Narasimha Rao participated in the meeting.
The political resolution highlighted that BJP will emerge as an alternative political force to ruling YSRC and opposition Telugu Desam in the state. It accused regional parties of trying to split people in the name of region as part of vote bank politics. The BJP felt people of AP are vexed with YSRC and TD. They want to distance themselves from these two parties and are getting ready to defeat both in AP.
Somu Veerraju said BJP has brought several prestigious educational institutions to Andhra Pradesh. Soon, central government is also going to announce a railway zone at Visakhapatnam.
The party expressed concern over deteriorating law and order situation in Andhra Pradesh. It accused YSRC of trying to suppress the voice of opposition by not giving permission to other parties for holding agitations. It charged state government with suppressing Dalits and Muslims who voted for YSRC. It pointed out that rape incidents have increased to 1,204 now from 1,118 in 2020.
BJP objected to YSRC government naming welfare schemes taken up with central funds after family members of Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy. It said this is improper and misleads people.
The party accused YSRC of increasing the prices of essential commodities and stopping all schemes for welfare of BCs, SCs and STs. It has also failed to implement the SC, ST Sub Plan.