Amit Shah asks BJP cadres in Telangana to set aside differences and prepare for Assembly polls

Shah discussed various issues pertaining to strengthening the party on all fronts ahead of Assembly elections in the state this year.

BySouth First Desk

Published Mar 12, 2023 | 6:05 PM Updated Mar 12, 2023 | 6:05 PM

Amit Shah Telangana BJP

Union Home Minister Amit Shah conducted a crucial meeting with Telangana BJP leaders during his visit to Hyderabad to participate as the chief guest of the CISF’s 54th raising day on Sunday, 12 March at the CISF campus in Hakimpet in Hyderabad.

After he landed at the Hakimpet Airforce Station in Hyderabad on Saturday night, senior BJP leaders including Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy and Telangana BJP president Bandi Sanjay Kumar welcomed Shah.

He discussed various issues pertaining to strengthening the party on all fronts this year, ahead of the Assembly elections in the state, apart from enquiring about the leaders from other parties who were willing to join the BJP.

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Various issues discussed

The leaders also discussed the intentions of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy to join the party.

The questioning of BRS MLC K Kavitha by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the Delhi liquor scam in New Delhi and the complaints lodged by the BRS leaders against Sanjay for making remarks against her also figured during the meeting.

During the meeting with the party leaders, Amit Shah was believed to be discussed the strategy to be adopted for the Assembly elections in Telangana this year.

The BJP central leadership is expected to lay special focus on Telangana after the completion of the Assembly elections in Karnataka in mid-2023.

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Assembly elections in focus

Till then, the party’s Telangana in-charges — Sunil Bansal and Tarun Chugh — will oversee the party’s programmes in the state.

A few days ago, Shah conducted a detailed meeting with the state party leaders at his chambers in New Delhi to discuss the strategy to be adopted for the next Assembly elections in Telangana.

He asked the party leaders to shun differences, if any, among them and strive for victory during the elections.

Two months ago, Shah was expected to visit the Adilabad parliamentary constituency as part of the Parliament Prawas Yogana (PPY) programme, but it was postponed due to various reasons.