BJP to step up attack against TRS govt in Telangana
The BJP had won just one Lok Sabha seat in Telangana in the 2014 polls and five seats in the 119-member Assembly.
The BJP has chalked out a fresh political offensive against the TRS government in Telangana as it prepares for simultaneous Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in the southern state less than a year away.
Telangana state unit president K Laxman is undertaking 'Jana Chaitanya Yatra' from June 23 to July 7 across the state.
BJP national president Amit Shah is visiting the state on July 12 or 13 to review the party's preparedness for the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections, he said.
Out of the 17 Lok Sabha seats, the BJP's aim is to
emerge victorious in 15, including in Secunderabad, currently represented by former Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya.
The party has now set ambitious goals and the state unit is drawing inspiration from the its performance in Assam and Tripura, where it came to power with virtually no political base previously.
"People say KCR's (K Chandrasekhar Rao) is a strong government. But he cannot be stronger than Manik Sarkar. We didn't have even two per cent (vote share previously in Tripura) and not even a single MLA," Laxman said.
He accused the TRS government of failing to honour election promises. "People of Telangana are angry and agitated. They want a change, and the BJP is the alternative. There is no difference between the Congress, the TDP and TRS," the BJP leader said.
"Modi is our 'Brahmastra' and it will be used in Telangana," he added.
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