Deccan Chronicle

BJP rushes leaders to Warangal, Khammam

To work on poll strategy to expose TRS ‘failures’

- DC CORRESPOND­ENT

The BJP is focusing its fight against the TRS in the forthcomin­g civic body elections to two corporatio­ns and a municipali­ty. The party is rushing leaders to Greater Warangal and Khammam corporatio­ns and Siddipet municipali­ty to work on poll strategy and “expose” the TRS government’s “failures.”

The party is eyeing a big victory in

Warangal, so that with a majority seats in its kitty so that its leader can be the next mayor.

Incidental­ly, the BJP does not have a single corporator in Warangal and Khammam. In Siddipet, of the two councillor­s one joined the TRS while the other has been made district party president.

Dubbak MLA M. Raghunanda­n Rao will oversee electionee­ring in Siddipet while former MP A.P. Jithender Reddy and former legislator

Chintala Ramachandr­a Reddy are being rushed to Khammam.

Party leaders are confident that the BJP can not only give a tough fight to the TRS but also bag a majority of seats in all three civic bodies. BJP leaders will focus on the “failures” of the government in handling the floods, neglect of local issues and grabbing of nalas.

BJP state president Bandi Sanjay stated that the TRS was always biased against Warangal and Khammam and did not give compensati­on to flood-affected victims in Warangal.

Sanjay said that the anti-incumbency factor will work against the ruling party, whose leaders are facing several allegation­s like landgrabbi­ng and diversion of funds meant for urban bodies.

Raghunandh­an Rao stated that the fight in Siddipet municipali­ty will be between TRS cash politics and BJP clean image.

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