WARANGAL: Is Ram Madhav going to take the mantle of leadership of the BJP in the Telugu land following party veteran M Venkaiah Naidu’s nomination to the post of vice president of India? The way Ram Madhav was deputed by the party central leadership to guide state BJP leaders to get ready for 2019 polls has become basis for this argument. Though another national general secretary of the party P Muralidhar Rao was also present in the meet, it was Ram Madhav, who unveiled party’s road map for the next elections.
During the meeting, both Ram Madhav and Muralidhar Rao were projected as the successors of Venkaiah to take up issues of the two Telugu-speaking states. Later, the state executive meeting praised contributions of Venkaiah for the development of party in Telugu land. BJP state unit has resolved to project itself as an alternate TRS in TS. The saffron party would intensify its agitations against alleged failures of state government.
BJP TS chief K Laxman said over 75,000 active members of party would implement agitation programmes over people’s issues across state in the coming days. Durning the meet, it was decided that in order to garner the support of BCs and Hindus votes, the party would make 12 pc reservations to Muslims. States segregated into A, B, C According to sources, during the meet, Ram Madhav along with another general secretary P Muralidhar Rao told party leaders that BJP central leadership had segregated various states into A, B and C, depending on BJP’s strength in each state.
“A category states are those, where BJP is in power, B where BJP has ample scope to rise to power and C are those where the party has to work hard to improve its position. TS is in B category, wherein the party has a favourable atmosphere to gain power by 2019,” participants were told.
Warangal holds distinction
Warangal had the distinction of holding two Jan Sangh national executive meetings (1961 and 1973)
BJP’s four state executive meetings in the erstwhile united AP were held in Warangal (1986, 1993, 1997 and 2009)