“The only political party as of now which is fighting as a national party, is Bharatiya Janata Party and note my words today or tomorrow it will be BJP in every state with ideology, the party will be working for a strong nation,” Nadda said here on Friday. He is leading the Party State Council meeting to be held in Ghatkesar near Hyderabad later today.
Nadda underscored the party’s unique position as a national entity amid a sea of regional “family parties,’ his remarks came in the wake of two public meetings by Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this week, where the PM took jabs at the ruling Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) for its alleged corruption and dynastic politics.
“Every karyakarta of BJP can proudly assert that BJP offers solutions for development at regional and national levels,” JP nadda wrote in a post on X.
Union Minister and Telangana BJP president G Kishan Reddy, along with other senior leaders, were present at the council meeting. Kishan Reddy informed that Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to address a public rally in Adilabad on the 10th of this month, adding another layer to the BJP’s concerted efforts to make inroads into Telangana.
The BJP’s campaign strategy appears to be twofold: highlighting the Modi government’s accomplishments and painting the BRS as a corrupt party led by a single family. During his visit to Telangana, Modi pledged to fulfill long-standing demands for the creation of a Turmeric Board and a Central Tribal University. He also claimed that Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) had expressed interest in joining the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance but was turned down.
To streamline its campaign, the Telangana BJP has established 14 committees, designating chairpersons and conveners for each. Ex-BJP Telangana president and Karimnagar Lok Sabha MP Bandi Sanjay was named Chairman of the Public Meetings Committee, while ex-MLA Komati Reddy Rajagopal Reddy and Nizamabad Lok Sabha MP Dharmapuri Arvind were appointed as Chairmen of the Screening and Social Media Committees, respectively.
While the BJP and Congress have yet to announce their candidates, the BRS has already released a list of 115 candidates for the 119-seat Assembly. A BJP leader revealed that the party’s first list is expected around October 10. Interestingly, the BJP is unlikely to form any alliances this time, unlike in the 2018 state elections when it won a single seat in Goshamahal. The BRS, in contrast, secured a landslide victory with 88 seats.
The BJP’s long-time alliance partner, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), severed ties with the NDA in 2018 and joined forces with the Congress. This alliance, however, proved ineffective as the Congress and TDP won only 19 and 2 seats, respectively. The All India Majilis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), led by Asaduddin Owaisi, secured 7 seats, primarily in Hyderabad.