Hyderabad: Telangana BJP president Dr K. Laxman flew to the US for a week-long stay to encourage Telugu NRIs to join the party. A special four-member team will be established to conduct regular programme for the BJP NRI cadre.
Dr Laxman is holding closed-door meetings with NRI TRS and Congress members to switch sides.
A senior leader from the BJP told Deccan Chronicle that BJP president Amit Shah had asked Dr Laxman to assure the Telugu NRIs that the party would stand by them in every situation. It is expected that if Dr Laxman succeeds in his mission, not only the Telugu NRI community but also their family members in India will shift to the BJP.When Deccan Chronicle tried to ask about this effort, and how the party was trying to counter it, no TRS leader was available to comment. A senior leader shared that leaders had e got strict instructions from the high command not to speak before the municipal elections.
A Congress spokesperson said, “We have seen in the context of the Telangana movement that NRIs played a very prominent role. Congress has a very vibrant NRI wing led by Dr Sam Pitroda. Probably the BJP is replicating the idea.”
The meeting will also discuss the implementation of the new Panchayat Raj and Municipal Act.
The state has been receiving only short spells of light to moderate rainfall in some districts.
The TRS has prevented the BJP from celebrating Liberation Day since the formation of the separate state.
Nadda was accompanied by BJP State president Dr K Laxman and Former Union Minister Bandaru Dattatraya.
He said the BJP is the only party that conducts internal elections in a democratic way.
The temple gets its name due to its construction below the ground level.
National, state and district level leaders of TDP along with thousands of party workers on Sunday joined BJP in presence of J P Nadda.
TSRTC yet to replace 10,000 retired drivers.
He said in TS 26 lakh people could avail benefits under Ayushman Bharat but Mr Rao was not letting people use it.
Director, minorities welfare, Shahnawaz Qasim clarified that amount are being disbursed through e-pass mechanism.
The government has provided builders the facility to get online permission for construction.
Mr Reddy said the Kashmir issue was “India’s internal matter and no country can interfere.