Notwithstanding the overtures by the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi to the Bharatiya Janata Party by supporting the NDA on issues like note ban, GST and election of the president and the vice president, the Telangana BJP has made it clear that it would fight against the TRS bitterly in 2019.
The State unit of the party would hold its executive meeting in Warangal from Saturday to chalk out its future course of action, Telangana BJP president K Laxman said.
“We welcome the decision of TRS supporting (NDA on) demonetisation, GST, presidential candidate and vice presidential candidate and it has nothing to do with politics,” Laxman told said.
“As a political party, we are doing our job. The people of Telangana had high hopes from the TRS government.But the government is unable to fulfil the promises made to the common man,” he alleged.
“As an opposition party, we are trying to do our best to reach out to the people,” he said.
The BJP is keen on emerging as an alternative to the ruling party in Telangana as “people have lost faith in Congress” (the main opposition in the State) due to its “corruption and hereditary politics,” Laxman said.
“People are looking forward for ‘Modi type’ of performance in Telangana also,” the BJP leader said.
“A transparent, accountable government in Telangana also that they witnessed not only at Delhi level. In the BJP-ruled States also people witnessed corruption-free governments and transparent governments. People want such type of governance in Telangana also,” he said.
The BJP’s central leadership has identified Telangana as one of the states where it can substantially increase its strength. The party chief, Amit Shah, had toured the state in May this year. He is scheduled to visit the State again in September.
Laxman said the State unit of the party would hold its executive meeting for two days in Warangal from Saturday to chalk out its future course of action.