Hyderabad: The BJP has made it clear that it considers Telangana a stepping stone to its reign over south India.
Union minister of state for home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, who made the announcement on Wednesday, said that when BJP could win in UP, Manipur and other states, it will not be difficult to win in TS.
“The BJP is an alternative to the TRS. Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the party is growing from strength to strength in all states. The big win in municipal polls in New Delhi is stamp of approval of Modi’s programmes and policies,” he said at the party executive meet in Sangareddy, 50 km from Hyderabad on Wednesday.
Mr Ahir said Amit Shah’s strategies in Assembly and parliament elections ensured the victory. “Development is the only agenda of BJP in the country. People have immense faith in the PM. BJP will win 382 Lok Sabha seats in next polls. Congress is facing a leadership crisis. Sonia Gandhi and Rahul have become weak,” he said.
The BJP executive met under the chairmanship of TS BJP president K. Laxman.
BJLP leader G. Kishan Reddy, party senior leaders Baddam Bal Reddy, Nagam Janardhan Reddy, Soudan Singh, Krishna Das and Chandrasekhar Rao, MLAs Raja Singh and Chintala Ramachandra Reddy and others attended.
Mr Kishan Reddy, who came in a white lungi and kurta, was the cynosure of all eyes.
Dr Laxman said TRS made tall promises and failed to fulfil the aspirations of people. “The TRS, in a bid to divert attention of people from failed promises, is indulging in vote bank politics. We strongly oppose reservations to Muslims based on religion. Modi’s corruption-free rule is backed by all sections of people,” he said.