Telangana ready to give VRS to BRS, says BJP chief JP Nadda; inaugurates party offices in Telugu states

Nadda said that the BJP was an ideology-and-cadre-based party and that no other party in the world has such a huge cadre support system.

BySouth First Desk

Published Apr 01, 2023 | 8:02 AMUpdatedApr 01, 2023 | 8:02 AM

BJP president JP Nadda addresses party cadres during inauguration of new party offices in both Telugu states. (Twitter)

BJP national president JP Nadda on Friday, 31 March, said that the people in Telangana were ready to give a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) to the ruling party, BRS, in the state. Playing with words, he said, “People would give VRS to BRS in the next elections.”

He said that the BJP was an ideology- and cadre-based party and no other party in the world has such a huge cadre support system.

Taking digs at BRS

Addressing party activists after inaugurating the party office in Sangareddy district virtually, he said that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao changed the name from TRS to BRS, which is nothing but “Brashtachar Rishwath Sarkar”.

He stated that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has grilled BRS MLC and KCR’s daughter K Kavitha in connection with the liquor scam.

With this, the image of the BRS has been affected and by merely changing the name from TRS to BRS, it would not improve things for the better, he said, urging the BRS leaders to introspect.

Nadda alleged that the BRS was involved in several scams, including land. The irrigation schemes being implemented by the BRS government have become an ATM for it, he quipped.

When a separate state was formed, Telangana was a surplus state and it has now slipped into debt, he noted.

Nadda assured that despite this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was striving for the overall development of the two Telugu states by introducing several schemes aimed at benefitting the people.

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Turning his guns to Congress

Referring to Congress leaders’ remarks over disqualification of senior party leader Rahul Gandhi after he was convicted in a defamation case, Nadda said that the Congress is now panicking.

Nadda asked the Congress leaders to mind the language being used against Modi and added that the people would teach them a fitting lesson. He added that the people in the north-eastern states and elsewhere in the country did not support the Congress during the Assembly elections, resulting in the party’s defeat in many states.

Listing various development works and welfare schemes introduced by the prime minister in the country, Nadda explained in detail that the inflation rate is less in India compared to other countries.

Apart from the Sangareddy district party office, Nadda virtually inaugurated new offices of Jangaon, Warangal, Bhupalpally, and Mahabubabad, as well as in Anantapur and Chittoor districts in Andhra Pradesh.

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Bandi Sanjay attacks KTR 

Telangana BJP state president Bandi Sanjay Kumar, on Friday, took strong exception to the remarks made by IT and Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao, calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “broker”.

Addressing party leaders during the inauguration of the Sangareddy party office, he called KCR a “passport broker”. He criticised KTR for unnecessarily resorting to politics and flaying the BJP, instead of discussing development.

He reiterated that the state government should order a judicial probe into the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) question paper leak case by a sitting judge and dismiss KTR from the Cabinet in connection for his role in the scam.

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