Addressing a massive rally at Hyderabad in Telangana on 14 May 2022, Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah hit out at the TRS government in the state for massive corruption and its unkept promises and said BJP is ready to face the polls, due in the state next year. This massive BJP Rally marked the culmination of state BJP President Shri Bandi Sanjay Kumar’s second phase of ‘Praja Sangrama Padayatra’ in Hyderabad.
The Union Home Minister also said the BJP would end minority reservations in the state and provide the benefit to STs, SCs and backward classes. Shri Shah said, “The minority reservation based on religion affects the SC, ST, OBC reservation. We will end minority reservations and increase SC, ST, and OBC reservations.”
Shri Shah was referring to the proposed move by the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), to bring in 12% reservation for Muslims in jobs and education, increasing it from the current 4%, in proportion to their percentage in the state’s population. In April 2017, the Telangana Assembly passed a Bill for increasing reservations for Muslims from 4% to 12%, and Scheduled Tribes from 6% to 10%.
BJP IS READY TO FACE ELECTIONS
On the occasion the Union Home Minister appealed to the electorate to defeat the ruling TRS and make the BJP successful in the 2023 elections. “The BJP is ready to face elections even if they are held tomorrow and he can see the writing on the wall about the defeat of TRS in the polls,” Shri Shah said.
“Do we need to change the Nizam of Telangana or not? ” he asked the gathering. Accusing the TRS government of failing to fulfil the major planks of separate Telangana agitation of “water, funds and jobs”, Shri Shah said BJP if elected to power would implement them.
Shri Shah also expressed confidence in the BJP coming to power in the state in the election next year and urged the voters to elect the BJP to usher in a secure and prosperous Telangana.
Referring to the TRS poll symbol of the car, he charged that its steering is in the hands of AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi. On the high-handedness against BJP activists, he claimed attempts were on to make Telangana like West Bengal.
Referring to the suicide of a BJP activist Sai Ganesh at Khammam due to police harassment, he said the BJP would ensure that those responsible for the party worker’s death would be put behind bars.
‘PADAYATRA’ WAS NOT FOR BJP TO FORM THE GOVERNMENT
The ‘Praja Sangrama Padayatra ’ held by the state BJP President was not for BJP to form the government but to herald the welfare of Dalits, Adivasis, backward classes, farmers, women and youth and to end the family rule, Shri Amit Shah said, adding it was to uproot the corrupt TRS from power. He alleged that the TRS government failed to implement its promises like double bedroom houses for the poor, distribution of three acres of land to SCs and providing Rs 1,000 crore annually for the welfare of backward classes.
ELECT BJP TO REALISE A PROSPEROUS STATE
The TRS government led by KCR is changing the names of Union government schemes and funds and claiming them to be its own, he charged. He also hit out at KCR for not celebrating the ‘Telangana Liberation Day’ (the day the erstwhile Nizam state merged with Indian Union in 1948) and promised to celebrate it when BJP comes to power. The day is not officially celebrated by the TRS regime due to fear of AIMIM, he alleged.
Saying that a double-decker government is needed in Telangana, Shri Amit Shah urged the voters to elect the BJP to power to realise a prosperous state.
Union Minister Shri G Kishan Reddy, state BJP President Shri Bandi Sanjay Kumar, all BJP leaders and lakhs of karyakartas were present on the occasion.