Headline: BJP Plans Strategy for Telangana Elections with Amit Shah’s Guidance
Union Home Minister Amit Shah is set to lead a state-level BJP meeting on Thursday to outline the party’s strategy for the upcoming general elections in Telangana. This visit marks Shah’s first appearance in the state since the recently concluded Assembly polls, which, although deemed “disappointing,” showed an improvement in the party’s vote share and seat count.
Shah will commence his visit with a trip to the Sri Bhagyalakshmi temple near the historic Charminar, followed by an address to party leaders from across the state. The meeting will primarily focus on evaluating the party’s performance in the Assembly polls and devising a roadmap for the impending Lok Sabha elections, according to BJP sources.
During the meeting, discussions may arise regarding the BJP Legislature Party (BJPLP) leader, as well as topics such as the Ram Temple in Ayodhya and the “Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra,” a commitment by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fulfill the aspirations of the common man.
Union Minister G Kishan Reddy, who is also the Telangana BJP president, expressed confidence that the saffron party would secure double-digit seats in the Lok Sabha polls. In the 2019 elections, the BJP secured four seats with a 19% vote share in Telangana.
In addition to Shah, the Thursday meeting will be attended by party officials ranging from mandal presidents to national leaders, including BJP national general secretaries Tarun Chugh, Bandi Sanjay Kumar, and Sunil Bansal. The gathering aims to devise a 90-day action plan to ensure full preparedness for the upcoming elections.
Reddy acknowledged that while the party did not achieve the anticipated results in the recent Assembly polls in Telangana, the number of seats increased, and the vote share doubled. In the 2018 Assembly polls, the BJP secured a 6.8% vote share and won just one seat. However, within 100 days, in the Lok Sabha elections, the saffron party won four seats with a 19% vote share, as stated by Reddy.