Saying that the BJP had reached its current stage of success due to the sacrifices of the party's rank and file, Telangana head of the saffron party Bandi Sanjay Kumar today asserted that it did not need workers fearful of the police or of police action.
Speaking at a meeting with the workers of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) at the party office, Kumar encouraged them to work hard to achieve the BJP's goal of coming into power in the 2023 Assembly elections in Telangana.
Reiterating the fact that the party did not fear the police or getting arrested, he said that the workers too should be prepared to make sacrifices to help fulfil the party's dream of unfurling the lotus flag atop the Golconda Fort.
Launching a tirade against Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and his family, the leader alleged that they had been looting the state since the TRS came into power after the creation of Telangana, which was established on the sacrifices of the martyrs who had struggled for a better future for the people of the region, and characterised the rule of the TRS as "moronic" and "feudal".
He then turned to the young workers of the BJYM and urged them to fight to "release the state from the clutches" of the current regime.
Commenting on the BJP's recent loss
in the graduates' constituencies' MLC elections, he expressed his sadness at the defeat, and said, "Though KCR and his family do nothing but loot the state, every time an election rolls around, they parrot tired lines about providing employment and releasing notifications for vacancies to mislead the people of Telangana. Further, all the present government has done for the education sector is to enable its privatisation, which has hurt the students of our state. After all this, I was pained to find that the educated voters of Warangal-Nalgonda-Khammam and Hyderabad-Mahabubnagar-Rangareddy still decided to support the ruling party. However, I am confident that the voters in the Nagarjuna Sagar constituency will surely support our candidate, ST leader Ravi Naik, instead of the TRS' Nomula Bhagat in the upcoming by-election."
Further, the BJP bigwig also quashed all the speculations of a possible tie-up between his party and KCR's in the 2023 elections, and censured those who had been carrying out a "false campaign" claiming that such a collaboration was in the works.
Referring to the statement of an IPS officer, that the activists of the Hindu Vahini had attacked media persons in the recent communal clash in Bhainsa
, he claimed that the Hindu community was laughing at the statement, and alleged that it was not the BJP that was harbouring "anti-social" elements, but the TRS government that was doing so.
BJP Yuva Morcha State President Bhanuprakash and BJP State General Secretary and BJP Yuva Morcha In-charge Dugyala Pradeep Kumar were among those present at today's meeting.
The meeting, which comes ahead of the Nagarjuna Sagar by-election, was in all likelihood an attempt not only to galvanise the workers of the BJYM to work towards winning the 2023 elections but also to work towards clinching the Nagarjuna Sagar seat.