BJP gives up even before the fighting began in Telangana

Even as the leaders of the BJP state unit continue their infighting, the remarks made by Union Minister and BJP senior leader Nitin Gadkari aggrieveatedriveated the matters further. In an interview with a television channel, he said his party might come back to power in Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. But in Telangana, the BJP may emerge as a strong opposition and god willing, it may get a magic number. Thus his remarks amply proved the status of the BJP in Telangana.

It seems that the party’s high command was aiming at becoming a strong force beating Congress rather than coming to power as of now. Earlier, another leader reportedly P Muralidhar Rao reportedly told media persons that his party hardly has 40 leaders to contest the 119 seats in Telangana. His party leadership backs BRS rather than Congress. His party does not want the Congress to come to power in Telangana.

Meanwhile, the internal squabbles within the BJP turn murkier with each passing day. The leaders are taking to Twitter rather than approaching the party leadership in New Delhi. Thus leaving the media to read between the lines and make their own guesswork damaging the party. On Friday, Eatala Rajender, AP Jitendher Reddy and G Vijayarama Rao went to the public with their opinions.

While a section of BJP leaders want Bandi Sanjay to be removed from the state unit president post, the other section strongly supports him attributing the party’s popularity to his hard work. The BJP is hardly known outside Hyderabad. After Bandi Sanjay assumed party leadership, BJP is now popular in all villages across the Telangana state, said G Vijayarama Rao, a veteran politician.

By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao