The newly elected Member of Parliament from Secunderabad (Hyderabad) constituency Shri G. Kishan Reddy represents the energetic youth leadership of the BJP. Starting his political career as a youth leader he assumed the charge of National President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) from 2002 to 2005. He was elected as an MLA from Himayatnagar constituency in 2004 and was elected again in 2009 & 2014 to Amberpet assembly constituency of Telangana. He was unanimously elected as the Telangana BJP President succeeding Shri Bandaru Dattatreya. During this period he also handled responsibilities like BJP Floor Leader in the State Assembly successfully. With his victory from Secunderabad this time, the party has not only retained the traditional stronghold but also it gave a major boost to BJP in Telangana.
In an Exclusive interview with the Associate Editor of Kamal Sandesh Ram Prasad Tripathy, Shri Reddy revealed the main reasons behind the massive victory of BJP in Telangana and the future strategy of the party for the next Assembly elections of the state.
He unveiled how the party plans to penetrate its organisation deep into the grassroots level in the state and how in 2023, throwing out the family and dictatorial government of TRS the BJP will come to the power in the state. Excerpts;
Sir, many Congratulations on being elected as the Member of Parliament from Secunderabad seat this time. From a win in just one Assembly seat of the 118 constituencies it contested for the Telangana Legislature in December last, to winning four Lok Sabha seats and trouncing the ruling TRS in its bastions in this election marks a spectacular performance by the BJP. What is the main reason behind this achievement?
Thank you very much for your warm wishes. I also thank the constituents of Secunderabad who elected me as Member of Parliament, party elders and the selfless Karyakartas of BJP, for whom this victory was possible.
Yeah, correctly you said from a win in just one Assembly seat in Telangana Legislature in December last year, to winning four Lok Sabha seats and trouncing the ruling TRS in its own bastions within four months is truly a spectacular performance by the BJP. And, the giant-killing defeat inflicted on Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter K. Kavita in Nizamabad by first-timer Shri D. Aravind was the icing on the cake. Apart from these two, we won two more seats i.e. Adilabad and Karimnagar in Telangana.
So far as the main reasons behind this achievement is concerned, I believe, everybody worked hard but the key reason behind this great performance is PM Shri Narendra Modi ji himself and his remarkable performance in the last five years at the centre. Hence, from the very beginning of the 2019 election process the electorate has decided to vote Modiji and form the BJP government at the centre.
What are the key issues on which you fought the elections in Telangana?
The entire Lok Sabha election primarily revolves round the charisma of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and his government’s development and welfare schemes. Shri Narendra Modi’s impeccable track record, corruption free governance, his commitment towards the nation, his dedication towards his work, his vision for a ‘New India’ and his good governance has won over the hearts of every Indian.
Apart from it, development, National security, good governance, corruption free government, keeping the country safe from the clutches of the anti-national mindset parties etc., are some of the other major issues of this election.
The popular schemes of the Modi government like providing electricity to the last village of the country, providing LPG connection to BPL families under Ujjwala Yojana, providing sanitation under Swachhata mission, bank account for direct case transfer under Jan Dhan Yojana, providing best health care facilities to the poor under Ayushman Bharat, providing housing for all by 2022, network of roads in the nook and corner of the country, strengthening the defense sector, a robust economy which have enabled ‘Ease of Living’ for citizens and elevated India to assume its rightful place as a major power in the comity of nations have been some of the major talking points throughout the electioneering.
We fought the election on these positive points and all these issues dominated during the course of Lok Sabha elections and gave us the required support from all sections of society.
What is the main strategy of BJP for its future expansion in Telangana?
Our main focus will be to end the ‘family and dictatorial rule’ of Chief Ministers K. Chandrasekhar Rao in Telangana and to bring BJP to power in 2023 assembly elections in the state.
Even this mandate is also against the ruling dispensation and the results should serve as a lesson to TRS. As the CM was busy touring the country to drum up support for his respective front without realising that the ground was slipping fast under his feet.
On developmental front, the K. Chandrasekhar Rao led TRS government is deliberately not implementing the schemes launched by the Modi government at the centre for the welfare of the people of Telangana. Therefore, on priority basis the BJP representatives will try our best to implement these welfare schemes in every village of the state and force the state government to execute all major development projects of the central government meant for the progress of Telangana on urgent basis
What will be your message to the constituents of Secunderabad?
This is victory of the people and our Hon’ble PM Modiji. If I am elected as a Member of Parliament, it is only for my electorate. So, I dedicate this victory to all of my voters and the constituents of Secunderabad and assure them that I will perform to the best of my abilities. I seek their continued support and blessings.