MP and Telangana BJP President Bandi Sanjay Kumar today claimed that the path to the BJP's victory in the 2023 Assembly elections was now clearer than ever.
Speaking after handing over a representation to Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan urging her to issue directions to the State Election Commission (SEC) and the TRS government to expedite the formation of the GHMC's new Executive Council, along with Goshamahal MLA T Raja Singh, and former MLAs Ch Ramachandra Reddy and NVSS Prabhakar, the BJP chief launched a vitriolic attack against the SEC, and alleged that it had become a stooge of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and AIMIM head Asaduddin Owaisi, and was working to only further the duo's political interests in the state.
He also attacked the TRS regime for delaying the process of the formation of the GHMC's new Executive Council, and said that by doing that, the government was insulting the mandate of the 35 lakh residents of the Greater Hyderabad area in the recent GHMC elections
, and that its actions, made possible by the tacit support of the SEC, were deeply undemocratic.
"The TRS government's constant dillydallying over the formation of the GHMC's new Executive Council is shameful and undemocratic. Due to the delay, a newly elected corporator of the party, Ramesh Goud, could not even be sworn into office before succumbing to Covid-19," Kumar said.
Referring to the comments of the TRS leaders that there was no pressing urgency to form the next GHMC council, the MP rebuked the leaders saying that if that was indeed the case, the government need not have rushed to conduct the local body elections in the first place.
He claimed that the leaders' take on the matter proved that they had insisted on holding the elections early solely to damage the prospects of the saffron party, and that they were now delaying the formation of the Executive Council to buy time to "shamelessly poach" the newly-elected BJP corporators.
The MP then asked the TRS to stop trying to influence defections in the BJP, and said, "We too can cause TRS leaders to defect to our party. In fact, about 30 TRS MLAs are already in touch with us."
Commenting on the change in the CM's stance on the implementation of various welfare schemes and laws brought in by the Centre, Kumar said that it was good that the CM had "finally opened his eyes" to the needs of the people.
The BJP leader also attacked the TRS on the issue of its alleged alliance with the AIMIM yet again, and added that the ruling party had no reason to be pleased with its victory in the GHMC elections as it had won only because of the support of the AIMIM.