Amit Shah takes note of lack of coordination among Telangana BJP leaders ahead of Assembly elections

The Union home minister asked Telangana BJP leaders to focus on the unemployed youth, farmers, and government employees not paid on time.

BySouth First Desk

Published Sep 18, 2023 | 2:40 AM Updated Sep 18, 2023 | 2:40 AM

Union Home Minister Amit Shah attends the Hyderabad Liberation Day event in Hyderabad on Sunday, 17 September, 2023.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday, 17 September, took serious note of the lack of coordination among BJP leaders in Telangana ahead of the forthcoming Assembly elections in the state.

“Coordination among the leaders is of paramount importance to give a stiff fight to the ruling BRS,” was the clear message reportedly given by Shah to Telangana BJP leaders during his interaction with them.

Shah was believed to have given this message to the leaders based on feedback he received from BJP MLAs from northern states after visiting Assembly constituencies in Telangana a few weeks ago and interacting with the cadre at the field level.

He spoke to Union Tourism Minister and Telangana BJP president G Kishan Reddy, Karimnagar MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar, and Telangana BJP Election Management Committee chairman and MLA Eatala Rajender in the presence of the party’s Telangana affairs in-charge Sunil Bansal.

Shah met these leaders after participating as a chief guest in Hyderabad Liberation Day celebrations officially organised by the Central government for the second consecutive year at the Parade Grounds in Hyderabad on Sunday morning.

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Direction for Telangana leaders

Shah reportedly sought information about the strengths and weaknesses of the BRS and the Congress, and how they were gearing up for Assembly elections.

He categorically informed his own party’s leaders that it was an excellent opportunity for the BJP to win the elections by cashing in on the anti-incumbency factor.

He asked them to focus especially on the unemployed youth, farmers, and state government employees who had not been given their salaries on time.

Shah reportedly discussed a roadmap to be prepared for the Assembly polls, and the response received from the aspirants who desired to contest the elections.

The Telangana BJP leaders also discussed the proposed bus yatra to be undertaken by them from this month’s end to galvanise the cadre and expose the alleged failures of the BRS government.

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