Regional parties would play a key role post Lok Sabha elections: BRS president KCR

Speaking to reporters after voting at his native village Chintamadaka, he said according to the BJP's own rule, no leader in the party would take up any position after the age of 75.

ByPTI

Published May 13, 2024 | 3:11 PMUpdatedMay 13, 2024 | 3:58 PM

BRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao at an election rally in Sultanpur in the Sangareddy district on Tuesday, 16 April, 2024.

BRS president K Chandrashekar Rao on Monday, 13 May, claimed that regional parties would play a key role post the Lok Sabha elections.

Speaking to reporters after voting at his native village Chintamadaka in Siddipet district in Telangana, he said according to the BJP’s own rule, no leader in the party would take up any position after attaining the age of 75.

“Accordingly, Mr Modi has to step down. It is up to the BJP people to think,” he told reporters. “There is nothing like a bloc. Now, the regional parties will be the power in India,” he said.

Polling was underway on Monday for the 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana.

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Shah counters Kejriwal’s claims on 75 years age rule

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on 11 May hit out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seeking votes for Shah as his successor due to the 75 years age ‘rule’ in the BJP and told him that there was “no need for you to be happy” as Modi will continue to lead the country post-2024 Lok Sabha polls.

There was nothing written in the BJP’s constitution on any such age ceiling, and there was no confusion in the party over the matter, Shah had told reporters at a press conference in Hyderabad.

Shah’s comments came in response to Kejriwal’s remarks that Modi was seeking votes for the Union Home Minister to make him prime minister as Modi would turn 75 next year.

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