BJP Will Alone Contest In 17 Lok Sabha Seats In Telangana
HYDERABAD: The senior party leader, Bandaru Dattatreya said, “The BJP will contest in all the 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana for the upcoming general elections.
Asserting that his party is making efforts to cross 400 Lok Sabha seats, the former Union minister and a leader of Secunderabad claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a corruption-free government and his image and popularity continues to rise.
BJP managed to win only 1 out of 120 seats in the December Assembly polls in Telangana.
Mr Dattatreya alleged that opposition leaders are involved in one scam or the other and they are "criticising" Modi only for securing votes of minorities.
Whether it is Congress president Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu or Telangana Chief Minister and TRS supremo K Chandrasekhar Rao, no opposition leader can make them equal, he claimed.
According to Mr Dattatreya, nearly 40 crore people have benefited from various welfare schemes launched by the Modi government, including around 16 crores who had benefited from the MUDRA Yojana alone.
He said, "We are making efforts to cross 400 Lok Sabha seats. We are confident BJP will come to power and Modiji will again become Prime Minister".
Mr Dattatreya said Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will participate in the BJP's cluster meeting of Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Malkajgiri parliamentary seats on February 5 and Amit Shah are expected to visit the state on February 13 to review the party's poll preparations.
He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several Union ministers are also likely to come to Telangana in the coming days.
The Telangana government will get Rs.3,000 crore towards the ''Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi'', under which Rs.6,000 will be transferred into bank accounts of farmers holding up to two hectares land, he said and demanded the TRS government to separately implement the Centre's scheme and its ''Rythu Bandhu'' scheme.
Under Rythu Bandhu, an agriculture investment support scheme, the Telangana government is providing farmers Rs. 4,000 per acre per season for the purchase of inputs like seeds, fertilisers and pesticides, twice a year -for Rabi and Kharif seasons.