Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday expressed confidence that the BJP would kind the federal government in Telangana after the subsequent Assembly elections – scheduled for 2024 – and can emerge as a critical political contender within the state.
He was talking at a perform in Nirmal city to commemorate Liberation Day – when the erstwhile state of Hyderabad state, dominated by the Nizams, was merged with India in 1948.
Shah educated his weapons on the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) throughout his tackle and alleged that the Asaduddin Owaisi-led celebration is working with the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS). “We are not scared of AIMIM. TRS and AIMIM are together and the Congress cannot take on AIMIM. Only BJP can counter AIMIM. The CM does not even celebrate Liberation Day. Why not? What is he scared of? He does not want to recognise and honour the sacrifices of freedom fighters?” Shah remarked.
The BJP has been demanding that Liberation Day – September 17– be formally renamed as Telangana Liberation Day.
Shah mentioned that the liberation of Hyderabad was solely attainable as a result of efforts of then Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. “When BJP comes to power we will celebrate the Telangana Liberation Day because we are not afraid of AIMIM. Telangana gained freedom 13 months after India got Independence,” Shah mentioned.
Shah’s go to is being seen as a morale booster for the state BJP unit forward of the Huzurabad bypoll. The seat fell vacant after former Health Minister Eatala Rajender resigned as he was dropped from the Cabinet following allegations of land grabbing. He subsequently joined the BJP.
During his go to, Shah additionally made an look within the ‘Praja Sangram’ Yatra held by BJP Telangana president Bandi Sanjay – who can also be the Lok Sabha MP from Karimnagar.