On Saturday, the Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah denied all the facts regarding an alliance with the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) for the coming Assembly elections of 2019 in the state. He further stated that the TRS owed a justification to the people for daunting extra expenses by undergoing early elections.
Amit Shah in a press conference, which took place during the launch of party’s election campaign said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s extol of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao in his speech in Parliament was in a different perspective and it cannot be construed as an indulgent between both the parties.
He also ruled out the reports that the BJP was thinking of making an alliance with the TRS and suspected that it was the TRS and Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) which were betrothed in “shadow boxing”. The BJP Party chief also wanted to know the reason behind the TRS forced early elections in the state whereas the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections are slated to be held after nine months.
Amit Shah also said that the BJP was all set to give a tough competition to both the parties TRS and the opposition Congress in every district. He seems very confident that the BJP will appear as a strong and vital force in the state. There was no chance of getting a fresh mandate by TRS, He said.
“If the TRS government comes back to power, it will carry on with its politics of conciliation,” he said condemning it for allowing a decision to provide 12% reservation to Muslims and transferring it to the Centre for its sanction.
Shah also asserted the fact that the Modi government granted Rs.2.3 lakh crore to Telangana in the last four years against the Rs 15,000 crore given during the Congress rule. Shah further said that the BJP has never discriminated towards any state but was different by the politics of appeasement. Meanwhile, Shah also challenged the TRS to name a Dalit as its chief ministerial contender.
BJP party president evoked that KCR had assured before the 2014 elections that they will consider a Dalit candidate for the position of the Chief Minister but as soon as the TRS won the elections, he took the post for himself.