Opposition parties prepare to face KCR
Both the BJP and Congress are trying to strengthen their organizational base in the state and corner the chief minister.
Opposition Telangana parties are preparing to corner the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in the state. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Indian National Congress (INC) are both trying to strengthen their organizational structure in the state in the run-up to the 2023 elections. Telangana is reportedly running for the legislative elections in 2023 and for the legislative elections in 2024. The BJP had recently held a brainstorming session of its state bureau members and discussed how to strengthen the party from the ground up in Telangana ahead of a crucial constituency by-election in Huzurabad Assembly. who will go to the polls in the coming months. The party also reviewed its defeat in the Nagarjunasagar by-elections. At the recent meeting, the BJP developed a strategy to look for loopholes in the functioning of government and its delivery mechanism. The party had decided to appoint convocateurs in 119 constituencies of the Assembly, 17 parliamentary constituencies and other members in its front organizations. In the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP won four seats in Telangana, its highest level ever recorded in the state and secured 19.45% of the vote, while in the assembly elections it did got only 7% of the vote.
Amod Ananth, a Hyderabad-based political observer, said: “The BJP is trying to create space for itself in the state. But, for any space, it must cross the 25% share of the vote. Many people in the state believe that the popularity of K. Chandrashekar Rao is waning. But, if the BJP was to take advantage of it, it had to expand its base in rural areas of the state. It’s an urban party from now on.
BJP leaders claim their social base has grown in the state. Top BJP leader and state vice president G. Manohar Reddy said: “In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, we won four of the state’s 17 seats. We obtained good results in the municipal elections in Greater Hyderabad. Our organization is getting stronger every day. The image of Narendra Modi and his pro-poor projects had reached the far interiors of the state. Therefore, we will definitely defeat the ruling TRS in the future. “
Other opposition parties have also started their preparations for the Assembly and parliamentary elections. Recently, a Maha Dharna at Indira Park in Hyderabad was organized by the Congress in which many leftist parties joined.
Leaders who spoke included TPCC Chairman A. Revanth Reddy, CPI National Secretary K. Narayana, and TJS Chairman Professor M. Kodandarama, and CPM Secretary General Sitaram Yechury. The new TPCC chairman, A. Revanth Reddy, had tried to energize the state’s congressional cadres by continuously attacking Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao and his family. “The success of the BJP or the Congress in Telangana would depend on who can destabilize KCR. The current CM has tried to make himself an invincible image, but no one can escape the anti-operation for long. Congress plays it safe by accompanying young and old guards. In the new PAC, which came after the appointment of A. Revanth Reddy as President, the party had included all Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) and Members of Parliament (MP) in the squad. But can the new state congressional president be a challenge for KCR? At BJP, G. Kishan Reddy is based in New Delhi. The party must use it more in the state to corner KCR because it had the potential to do so. Added Ananth.