Kishen Reddy asks party cadre to gear up for polls
Takes charge as BJP State chief for the second consecutive timeA Hyderabad: BJP State president G Kishen...
Takes charge as BJP State chief for the second consecutive timeA Hyderabad: BJP State president G Kishen Reddy appealed to the party cadre to gear up for the local body elections as a notification was expected soon. The party leadership was expecting the State unit to excel in the ensuing elections to the local bodies, he said. Kishen Reddy stated that it would be BJP's turn at the national level in the next general elections. With regional parties fast losing their sheen, it would be a two-way fight between the Congress and BJP and with latter emerging as a clear winner, predicted the saffron party leader. Kishen Reddy was sworn in as the president of the state BJP for the second consecutive time at the BJP state council meeting held at a function hall in city outskirts on Sunday. Addressing a large gathering of party leaders and workers from 23 districts of the State, the BJP chief said that various surveys indicated that saffron party would rule the roost in the next general elections. People had lost faith in the Congress party and realised that only BJP offered a strong alternative, added Kishen Reddy. He said that the saffron party would contest alone in the 2014 State elections. Commenting on the Telangana statehood issue, the BJP president reminded that his party has been advocating two separate states of Telangana and Seemandhra for quite some time. When Hindi speaking population could have ten states, why couldn't there be two states for Telugu speaking people, he questioned. Kishen Reddy was highly critical of Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on power crisis, drinking water and security situation in the State. Be it public, opposition or legislators Kiran Reddy does not have any fear. He fears only for the Congress president Sonia Gandhi, BJP leader said sarcastically. Venkaiah to campaign for Parliamentary constituencies Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha MP M Venkaiah Naidu informed that he would undertake extensive campaigning in 42 parliament constituencies while the State unit would focus on the Assembly seats. BJP would bag at least 12 MP seats in the next general elections, he predicted.