BJP president Amit Shah will be launching party’s poll campaign for the ensuing assembly elections in Telangana in Mahabubnagar, near Hyderabad, tomorrow. It will be the first poll related public meeting by opposition parties after Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao dissolved the assembly last week. Immediately, on the second day, KCR addressed a public meeting.
BJP leaders are mobilising their supporters for the public meeting hoping that it would galvanise the party cadre to gear up for the battle. According to BJP state unit president and MLA Dr K Laxman, BJP chief will reach Hyderabad at 11.30 am and address a press conference at 12 noon in the state party office.
Later, he will pray to goddess Mahankali in the old city before proceeding to Mahbubnagar, where he would address a massive public meeting to start the election campaign. Before his return, Shah will meet the party’s state unit office bearers and district unit presidents in Kothur to give specific directions on poll campaign.
Following formation of `grand alliance’ by Congress, TDP, CPI and TPS, the BJP is planning to struggle hard to take emerge as a mager challenger for ruling TRS. Asserting that BJP was the only strong alternative to TRS in Telangana, Laxman said his party would contest all the 119 assembly segments in the state on its own. “The people of Telangana have seen the rule of all the parties in the past. Now, it is time they give an opportunity to the BJP,” he added.
Describing the proposed grand alliance of the Congress, the TDP, the CPI and Telangana Jana Samithi as “unholy and unethical”, the state BJP president alleged that the Congress was trying to repeat Karnataka-type experiment in Telangana.