Hyderabad: Bharatiya Janata Party Telangana unit President Bandi Sanjay Kumar has asserted that his party would not stall any welfare schemes introduced by the present TRS government in the state, if it comes to power in the next Assembly election in 2023.
Addressing the public meeting at the conclusion of his fourth-phase of Praja Sangrama Yatra at Pedda Amberpet on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Thursday night, he refuted the allegation of the TRS that if the BJP comes to power, it would do away with the welfare schemes.
“The BJP will never stall any scheme, whether it was introduced by the TRS or the Congress, if they really benefited the weaker sections. In fact, we shall come out with more welfare schemes,” Kumar, also the Lok Sabha Member, said.
The byelection to Munugode assembly seat is going to spell doom for Telangana Rashtra Samithi government led by chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao, the BJP state president said.
The BJP was ready to fight even if the TRS joined hands with the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), he said.
Bandi said “Now, the time has come for the people of Telangana to decide whether they want the democratic rule or an autocratic rule; a government of the poor or the feudal; and Ram Rajya or Ravana Rajya.”
The four phases of padayatra had brought him closer to the people and he was deeply moved with the plight of the people, he said.
“I am going to embark on the ‘fifth phase of Praja Sangrama Yatra’ from October 15,” he announced.
Sanjay declared that if the BJP was voted to power, it would rename Ibrahimpatnam as “Veerapatnam,” because of the valour displayed by the people of the constituency.
The BJP Lok Sabha MP claimed that the state intelligence had given the report that the BJP was certain to win the Munugode bypoll.
“We are going to add another “R” to our tally in the assembly. The party candidate Rajagopal Reddy is going to win the byelection.
KCR is aware of the outcome of the bypoll and that is why he has been desperately making all sorts of promises to hoodwink the SCs and STs,” he said.
Stating that the SCs had full faith in the BJP, Sanjay said it was his party which had installed Ambedkar and made 12 SC/ST MPs as Union ministers.
The BJP state president accused the Telangana chief minister of politicising the ST reservations. “When we proposed the name of an ST woman for the Presidential election, KCR made every effort to defeat Droupadi Murmu,” he reminded.