Ahead of Prez polls, BJP goes soft on TRS in Telangana
By JR Prasad | Express News Service | Published: 19th June 2017 02:16 AM |
HYDERABAD: The BJP, which went at the TRS government hammer and tongs till a few days ago, has suddenly scaled down its onslaught soon after its national president Amit Shah’s tour of the state. Though Congress and TDP are vigorously continuing their offensive against TRS, seizing the golden opportunity thrown by Miyapur land scam, the saffron party has started adopting a guarded stance on contentious issues concerning the ruling establishment.
According to sources, the reason for the sudden ‘ceasefire’ by BJP leaders is they do not want to irritate the TRS leadership at a time when the presidential election is round the corner. BJP central leadership wants to win support of as many regional parties as possible for its candidate for the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
“We are sure that TRS will definitely back the NDA candidate for the Prez post as it does not want to spoil its relationship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is sure of retaining power in the 2019 polls. For us it is not wise to corner the state government at this time,” a senior BJP leader told Express.
Party sources said BJP’s state leaders will undertake a Delhi yatra in August to complain to the Centre about the Miyapur land scam.
Shah’s next visit will be for six days
As per BJP’s political strategy, after the President polls, party national president Amit Shah will focus special attention on TS again. He is likely to stay in Hyderabad for six days in September to strengthen the party at grass roots level. This time his visit will be political. He will address two or three public meetings in the state and take part in political rallies on people’s issues, party spokesman Krishna Saagar Rao told Express