Telangana Assembly elections likely in six months, says state BJP chief Bandi Sanjay

He urged party workers to strengthen the activities of booth committees to help the organisation win the polls.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jan 07, 2023 | 7:08 PMUpdatedJan 07, 2023 | 7:08 PM

Bandi Sanjay Kumar

Telangana BJP State president Bandi Sanjay Kumar on Saturday, 7 December, said the Assembly elections are likely in about six months in the state.

“The booth committees are BJP’s strong pillars for the party to come to power in the next elections,” he said, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi worked as a booth committee president earlier.

Kumar was virtually addressing the booth committee members of 119 Assembly constituencies.

The BJP won Dubbaka and Huzurabad Assembly constituencies because of the hard work of the workers, he said.

Kumar also released an app, Saral, which contains information on various welfare schemes introduced by the Central government along with the funds sanctioned by the Centre to the state and various activities taken up by the party.

He said the app was launched to connect activists from Delhi to galli and added that information about party programmes can be known from time to time through the app.

The app will be useful for the national leadership to directly identify the workers’ plight.

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BRS diverting central funds

He accused the BRS government of diverting funds sanctioned by the Centre for smart cities project, national employment guarantee scheme, gram panchayats and Haritha Haram programmes.

He demanded the state government to explain the funds allocated for the welfare schemes in Telangana.

Kumar advised the BRS leaders to speak about the development done by the state government instead of speaking about politics unnecessarily.

He said he was ready to discuss with evidence the central funds the state has received.

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He challenged whether Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao was ready to resign if he proved that funds were misappropriated. Kumar said the BRS government gave 22 notifications so far but not one job vacancy has been filled.

He said the credit for providing 75,000 job appointment documents per day should go to the Modi government.

Meanwhile, confusion prevailed when Kumar and the BJP MLA Etala Rajender addressed party activists simultaneously from different places.

Rajender, in Warangal, and other activists were supposed to listen to Kumar’s speech after the launch of the app at the State party office in Nampally.

When Kumar commenced his speech, Rajender had already started speaking leading to confusion. However, the party’s technical team rectified the issue and Kumar continued his speech.