Modi to set BJP’s campaign machinery in Telangana rolling at Mahbubnagar rally on 30 September

The party's state unit is planning 30 public meetings attended by PM Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and other national leaders.

BySouth First Desk

Published Sep 23, 2023 | 9:54 PM Updated Sep 24, 2023 | 9:05 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will sound the campaign bugle for the year-end Assembly election in Telangana during his visit to Mahbubnagar on 30 September. He will be addressing a public meeting at ITI Grounds at Bhoothpur in the district.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) is yet to announce the poll schedule, but the BJP leaders in Telangana are gearing up to mobilise one lakh people for the prime minister’s public meeting and kickstart the election campaign.

Modi’s visit is expected to lift the sagging morale of the cadre ahead of the Assembly elections.

After his meeting in Mahbubnagar, the prime minister is likely to visit Nizamabad, where a road show or public meeting will be organised on 3 October.

The prime minister last visited the erstwhile Warangal district in July and laid the foundation stones for several infrastructure projects worth ₹6,100 crore.

The Telangana BJP leadership has planned 30 public meetings by the prime minister, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP national president JP Nadda, and other key national leaders to galvanise the cadre.

The party’s extended Executive Committee meeting will be held on 1 October. The meeting will discuss the party’s poll strategy, finalise the list of candidates, and forward the list to the high command for approval.

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Reddy trains guns at BRS 

Meanwhile, Union Tourism Minister and BJP state president G Kishan Reddy said it was extremely unfortunate that a complete lack of governance and total indifference to the plight of the youth by the BRS government has led to the cancellation of the Group-I preliminary examination for the second time.

Close to four lakh youth registered for the examination initially and their dreams, hopes, and aspirations have been dashed once again, he said.Telangana was formed with a promise of neellu (water), nidhulu (funds), and niyamakalu (jobs) and the government’s failure on all these fronts shattered the hope people had at the time of the formation of the state.

The government’s abject failure is especially evident in the case of jobs, he said.

The Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) was expected to be more careful in conducting the Group-I examination after the initial paper leak in October 2022.

However, the TSPSC is in total denial after the initial paper leak and continued its incompetence. It removed the collection of biometric details in the June 2023 re-examination schedule, despite its notification clearly stating that such details would be collected to prevent impersonation and other malpractices.

The high court therefore had no option but to cancel the examination after several petitioners pointed out the lacunae in conducting the exam. A government that cannot secure the future of the youth has no right to remain in power, Reddy said.