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BJP sounds poll bugle in Telangana: Party plans to induct more cadres to increase saffron footprint in South India

Hyderabad: The BJP would highlight "failures" of the TRS government in its campaign for the 2019 assembly elections in Telangana, state BJP president K Laxman said in Hyderabad on Tuesday. He said the party will build its campaign for the next Lok Sabha as well as the state assembly polls on its improved organisational strength and would also bank on the welfare and development programmes of the Narendra Modi government.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

Referring to BJP's national organisational general secretary Ram Lal's recent three-day visit to the state, Laxman quoted him as saying that the party is organisationally stronger in Telangana now in comparison with Haryana and Assam earlier.

BJP captured power in Haryana and Assam though it was considered to be organisationally weak in these two states, Laxman told reporters. Ram Lal held deliberations with the party leaders at various levels during his visit. Laxman said the BJP would like to improve its organisational strength right from the booth level.

He said the party is planning to organise a public meeting in Hyderabad in January next year, wherein activists from each polling booth will come to the event on five motorcycles.

He said the BJP aims to increase its state membership from the present 18 lakh to at least 25 lakh by the next year. BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav will be visiting the state on 14-15 October. BJP president Amit Shah would visit the state in January next year after the conclusion of assembly polls in Gujarat, Laxman said.

Asked about the comments of south Indian actor Prakash Raj, who reportedly questioned the silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the killing of Karnataka journalist Gauri Lankesh, Laxman said the actor should know that law and order is a state subject.

BJP Hyderabad unit president and MLC N Ramachandra Rao said the party would soon organise a rally in the city to protest the killing of BJP-ABVP-RSS activists in the Left-ruled Kerala.

The BJP would try to conduct a peaceful protest at the CPM's office in Hyderabad, he said.

He asked why the intellectuals, who targeted RSS over the killing of a "woman journalist in Karnataka without proof", have "closed their eyes" on the political murders in Kerala.

Updated Date: Oct 03, 2017 22:03 PM

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