Rajnath to unveil BJP agenda for 2019 polls in Telangana

N’bad meet will be ‘turning point’ in 18 year-old agitation demanding Sept 17 to be celebrated as a state function, says party

Published: 17th September 2017 11:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th September 2017 11:22 AM   |  A+A-

BJP leaders busy in making elaborate arrangements for the public meeting on September 17 in Nizamabad on Saturday | express

Express News Service

NIZAMABAD : BJP, which is making all possible attempts to transform itself into a considerable political force by 2019 in the state, is all set to demonstrate its strength by organising a huge public meeting here on Sunday on the occasion of Hyderabad State Liberation Day.The party has made elaborate arrangements for the meeting, named Sankalp Sabh, to be held at Polytechnic College grounds in the Nizamabad city on Sunday, which will be addressed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Though the BJP leaders have been organising similar meetings on September 17 to exert pressure on respective state governments for the past 18 years to celebrate September 17 officially, on which day the erstwhile Hyderabad state was liberated from Nizam’s Rule and was merged with the Indian Union, as this time, none other than the Union Home Minister is attending the programme, BJP state leaders and workers are eagerly waiting for a clear direction to be given by Rajnath for them to get ready for the 2019 polls.
“The meeting in Nizamabad will be a turning point in the 18 year-old agitation by our party demanding the respective state governments to celebrate September 17 as a state function.”

“I am sure that the meeting will bring in considerable changes on the political landscape of the state in coming days,” BJP state unit chief K Laxman said.Several prominent personalities of Nizamaabd district will attend the meeting on September 17. They  include Darmapuri Arvind, son of TRS MP Darmapuri Srinivas, are expected to join the party, during the public meeting in Nizamabd on September 17.
Will Nizamabad be good luck for BJP?

Interestingly, BJP leadership, which wants to rise power in state by 2019, has selected Nizamabad as a venue for the meeting, thinking that the place would bring good luck to it as holding meetings at ame venue brought good fortunes to both TDP and TRS, earlier. During the NT Rama Rao regime, the then TDP leadership had conducted the party’s first public meeting in Nizamabad, which was a grand success and the party later rose to power in the erstwhile united state.

Likewise, TRS leadership also continued same tradition by addressing its first public meeting at Nizamabad in 2001. Later, the pink party swept all the local body polls in North Telangana districts and achieved Nizamabad ZP chairman post with thumping majority under the leadership former minister S Santhosh Reddy.“Hence, we strongly believe that the Nizamabad meeting will help our party leadership in realising its dreams of coming to power in new state,” BJP state general secretary G Premendar Reddy said.


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