by IANS | Wed, Oct 25, 2023, 11:48 AM
Hyderabad, Oct (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to intensify its election campaign in Telangana over the next one week with the proposed visits of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Amit Shah will be visiting the state on October 27 and review the passing out parade at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy.
He is also likely to address a public meeting. However, the venue and other details are yet to be finalised.
Shah will be the first key central leader of the party to visit the state after the announcement of candidates for 52 Assembly seats.
Shah had launched BJP's poll campaign by addressing a public meeting at Adilabad and a 'professionals and intellectuals' meeting' in Hyderabad on October 10.
Yogi Adityanath is also scheduled to visit the state in the last week of October.
The central election committee of the party on October 22 had announced the first list of the candidates. The second list is likely to be announced in the next couple of days.
Three Lok Sabha MPs, including BJP general secretary Bandi Sanjay Kumar, figured in the first list.
However, the name of Union minister and state BJP President G. Kishan Reddy was missing.
The BJP is likely to announce the second list in the next couple of days. Kishan Reddy may be fielded from the Amberpet constituency. He had lost the 2018 elections from this constituency but was elected to the Lok Sabha from Secunderabad in 2019.
Kishan Reddy said the party’s campaign will be intensified in the next few days.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union ministers Piyush Goyal, Smriti Irani and Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti have also addressed BJP's campaign rallies in different parts of the state during the last one week.
The BJP won a single seat in the 2018 elections. However, it increased its tally to three by winning two seats in the by-elections in 2020 and 2021.
Kishan Reddy is confident that the BJP will come to power in the state.
He claimed that there is strong anti-incumbency as people are unhappy with the BRS rule during the last two terms. He believes that the BJP will get anti-BRS votes.
Alleging that both the BRS and Congress are corrupt and dynastic, the state BJP chief has appealed to give a chance to the BJP for accelerated development of Telangana.