In a strategic move during the Telangana Assembly election campaign, the Bharatiya Janata Party has intensified its focus on Backward Classes (BC).Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing a self esteem meeting of BCs at LB Stadium in Hyderabad, declared that if the BJP secures victory in Telangana, a BC leader will be appointed as the first Chief Minister of the state.
PM Modi criticized the ruling KCR family’s governance under the banner of the BRS party, alleging a lack of development and fulfillment of promises made to the people of Telangana. Emphasizing the need for a change in leadership, Modi stated that the lotus, symbolizing the BJP, needs to bloom in Telangana for real development to occur.
The Prime Minister highlighted the potential of a double engine government, referring to the BJP’s ability to complement the central government’s initiatives for comprehensive state progress. He urged the people of Telangana to support the BJP, promising water, funds, and appointments for all communities if the party comes to power.
Modi recalled the BJP’s track record of appointing BC leaders to prominent positions, citing the examples of former President Ram Nath Kovind and Draupadi Murmu. He urged the disillusioned residents of Telangana, who he claimed had suffered under the KCR family rule, to rally behind the BJP. The Prime Minister pledged a combination of developmental initiatives and corruption free governance under the BJP, addressing the alleged unfulfilled promises made by the current leadership in areas like unemployment benefits and land allocation for Dalits.