Telangana BJP to hold crucial executive committee meeting on 24 Jan to work out Assembly election strategy

The Telangana BJP will concentrate on the Khammam, Nalgonda and Warangal districts where it is on a weak wicket.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jan 22, 2023 | 3:43 PM Updated Jan 22, 2023 | 3:43 PM

BJP Telangana in-charge Sunil Bansal at a two-day meeting at the state party office in Nampally.

The Telangana BJP will hold a crucial state executive meeting on 24 January in Mahabubnagar district to prepare an action plan for the Assembly election scheduled to be held later this year.

The meeting, to be chaired by Sunil Bansal and Tarun Chugh, the two leaders in-charge of the state, is expected to discuss the road map for the Telangana Assembly election campaign, apart from identifying leaders from other parties who are willing to join the BJP.

Bansal and Chugh will also discuss the steps to be taken to strengthen the party in Khammam, Nalgonda and Warangal districts with state president Bandi Sanjay Kumar, three MLAs — Etala Rajender, T Raja Singh, and M Raghunandhan Rao — as well as other senior leaders.

Focus on 3 districts

The party has considerable hold in the north Telangana districts of Adilabad, Karimnagar and Nizamabad, but it is on a weak wicket in Khammam, Nalgonda and Warangal districts.

In Mahabubnagar, Ranga Reddy, Medak and Hyderabad, the BJP believes it has developed good cadre base and strengthened the party.

Since former BRS MP Punguleti Srinivas Reddy of Khammam is likely to join the BJP within a few days, the party is expected to redraw its strategy and ensure that it wins at least five Assembly seats in the region.

On the organisational front, Bansal has already asked the Telangana state leadership to hold as many as 9,000 street-corner and village meetings in the next 60 days to explain to the people the welfare schemes introduced by the BJP government at the Centre, and highlight the failures of the BRS government in the state.

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‘Highlight Centre’s schemes’

At a recent meeting, he asked the leaders to ensure that the information related to the Central government schemes and BRS government’s failures reach every house during the street-corner meetings, along with the symbol of the BJP.

Stating that the same strategy was implemented in Uttar Pradesh where the BJP has come to power twice, Bansal asked the leaders to prepare the groundwork for a similar performance in Telangana.

Exuding confidence that the BJP would come to power in the next Assembly elections, Bansal advised the leaders and cadre to take up people’s problems and help resolve them.