Head of the Telangana unit of the BJP, Bandi Sanjay Kumar, today said that his was the only party that could effectively challenge the reign of the TRS.
Kumar made these remarks while addressing a gathering of the BJP's rank and file at a program organised on the occasion of the party’s 41st foundation day.
Speaking on the occasion, the firebrand leader said that the BJP's leaders and cadres were working with the "simple objective" of bringing the party into power in Telangana in the 2023 Assembly elections.
He said that the BJP-led Centre was implementing several welfare programs for the development of the poor people of the nation, and claimed that it had become difficult for Indians to visualise a country without the BJP. He also hoisted the iconic lotus flag at the party's headquarters.
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy and BJP national Vice President D K Aruna were among the other leaders who took part in the celebrations.
Speaking on the occasion, Reddy demanded that the TRS-led state government respond on the issue of the suicides of the unemployed youth of Telangana
, and urged both the state and the union government to "focus on creating job opportunities" for the youth.
"Though the TRS has been in power for nearly two terms, yet it has still done little to generate jobs for the unemployed youth of the state. I would appeal to both the state government and the Centre to address the burgeoning unemployment problem in Telangana and the country," the minister said.
Talking about the recent encounter
between CRPF jawans and Maoists in Chattisgarh, which resulted in the death of more than 20 jawans, he termed the incident as unfortunate and added that nothing could be achieved by terrorism. He called upon the Maoists to assimilate themselves into mainstream Indian society.
D K Aruna also had much to say on the occasion.
She lashed out at Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for his "propensity to make good on long-forgotten promises only for electoral gains", and alleged, "The KCR government had promised to supply up to 250 units of power for free to hairdressing salons and laundry shops in Telangana every month, a long time ago. It has only implemented the assurance now to profit in the upcoming Nagarjuna Sagar by-election."
"Further, there are still many promises that the CM had made during earlier election campaigns which are yet to be fulfilled. I would like to remind him that he had made a plethora of assurances to the people of the state during the 2018 elections which he promptly forgot after the declaration of the results of the same. Perhaps some of those promises will be fulfilled in the run-up to the next election in the state," Aruna added.