Fresh from the victory within the current by-elections to the Dubbak meeting seat in Siddipet district, the Bharatiya Janata Party in Telangana has began attracting potential leaders from different events ahead of the celebrated elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).
On Saturday, senior Congress chief and former Union minister of state for transport Sarvey Satyanarayana introduced that he was quitting the social gathering to affix the BJP. “The Congress has collapsed totally in Telangana and has no future. The people have realized that BJP is the only alternative to the Telangana Rashtra Samiti,” Satyanarayana advised reporters.
Considered to be a hardcore loyalist of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, Satyanarayana had been sulking ever since he was denied a celebration ticket to contest the 2019 parliamentary elections from Malkajgiri which he had represented up to now.
On Friday, BJP state president Bandi Sanjay and former MP G Vivek went to Satyanarayana’s residence in Secunderabad and satisfied him to affix the BJP. “I have no complaints against Sonia ji. I am joining the BJP with her blessings. The Telangana PCC leaders are responsible for the debacle of the party in all the elections, including the recent Dubbak by-polls,” the ex-Union minister stated.
The BJP leaders additionally held talks with Youth Congress chief M Vikram Goud, son of former Congress minister late Mukesh Goud, and invited him into the social gathering. Goud had been sad with the PCC management for denying social gathering tickets to his followers within the ongoing GHMC elections. “He is expected to join the BJP in a day or two,” a state BJP chief aware of the event stated.
Another senior Congress chief and former Hyderabad Mayor Banda Karthika Reddy alongside together with her husband Chandra Reddy additionally joined the BJP three days in the past. So did former MLA from Serilingampalli P Bhikshapathi Yadav and his son Ravi Kumar Yadav, a Youth Congress chief, earlier within the week.
The BJP additionally made an try to draw outstanding industrialist and former MP from Chevella constituency Konda Vishweshwar Reddy. BJP nationwide common secretary Bhupendra Yadav, who was appointed because the social gathering in-charge for GHMC polls, went to Reddy’s residence and held parleys.
However, the previous MP issued a press release stating that he would proceed within the Congress social gathering and the assembly with Bhupendra Yadav had no political significance.
Another former MP and actor M Vijayashanti, who had been the star campaigner of the Congress within the final elections, can also be prone to be a part of the BJP quickly. She has been conserving away from the Congress social gathering actions for fairly a while.
PCC working president and former MP Ponnam Prabhakar lashed out on the BJP for “shamelessly luring the Congress leaders,” because it had no energy of its personal. He stated leaders like Banda Karthika Reddy and Sarvey Satyanarayana had been suspended from the social gathering way back for his or her anti-party actions.
“The BJP leaders are trying to attract voters by polarizing Hindu votes, showing the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen as a villain,” Prabhakar alleged.
Meanwhile, the BJP leaders are additionally seeking to lure disgruntled TRS leaders as properly to achieve benefit within the GHMC elections. On Saturday, Union minister of state for house G Kishan Reddy, together with different leaders, met senior TRS chief and former chairman of state legislative council T Swamy Goud and invited him into the social gathering.