BJP TO ZERO IN ON KCR!
- Hopes to team up with Kodandram
- Farmers suicides to be the campaign issue
- Modi to address public rally in Feb
- Amit Shah to descend on Jan 20
Hyderabad, December 2: The Telangana Chief Minister better beware. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is forming an elaborate, well-thought out strategy to make inroads into his state. The idea is to reveal to the electorate that the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) has hardly anything substantial to show by way of development, after completing its first six months in office on December 2.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself will kick off the ‘Telangana Bachao’ campaign with a massive public rally in February. Already, a huge membership drive is underway in all the ten districts. The state BJP president G.Kishan Reddy has claimed that the people were completely disillusioned with this government.
On January 20, BJP National President Amit Shah will land in Hyderabad and lend his weight to the attack. He will lay the ground for Modi’s visit and spur the membership drive. For long, BJP has been eyeing this region and has made substantial inroads. It wrested the prestigious Secunderabad parliamentary seat in April-May general election.
Putting the issue of farmer suicides on the backburner may prove costly for KCR. The failure of the crops as also the farm loan scheme have driven the helpless farmer to take his life. BJP is now contemplating joining hands with Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) to corner KCR effectively on this vital issue.
M.Kodandaram, Chairman of TJAC, was sidelined by his old comrade, the CM after the new state was formed, although the organisation played a pivotal role in the Telangana movement. Actually, BJP as well as TRS, are constituent members of this umbrella organization. With Kodandaram serious about spearheading a farmers’ agitation, KCR will surely feel the heat from both sides.
The disgruntled man-in-the-street will no doubt be swayed by the well-thought out stratagems and propaganda unleashed by BJP, already on a roll nationally. KCR has anyway not much to show on his report card. BJP’s resounding success all over the country will inevitably beg the question, ‘Can Modi ever go wrong in Telangana?’