BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav on Sunday said that his party had headwinds in Andhra Pradesh too just like it did in Telangana.
Speaking at a meeting of the party's Executive Council members in Guntur, Madhav said that the people in the two Telugu States were fed up with the current ruling parties and were increasingly looking towards the BJP.
The BJP did not win a single Assembly (of 175) or Lok Sabha (of 25) seat in Andhra Pradesh in the recent elections, and has been consistently targeted by the State's political leaders for not giving the State Special Category Status promised at the time of bifurcation, so Madhav is perhaps being highly optimistic. Also, Jagan just won in a massive landslide there.
However, that did not stop him from waxing eloquent about its prospects in a mostly hostile State.
And about the party in general. Madhav said that the BJP was not a party but a culture and a way of life. He said that his party was not enamoured of power, but considered it as a means to serve the people of the country.
Claiming that the BJP didn't have any groups or castes, he said that 23 crore people of the country cutting across castes and communities voted for the party in the recent Lok Sabha elections.
He added that the BJP was the only party which had eight lakh booth level committees across the country.
He said that the party would continue to progress with the slogan of "Sab Ka Saath".