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My father has nothing to do with my joining BJP: D Aravind

BJP State Executive Committee member Dharmapuri Aravind addressing a press conference in Nizamabad on Thursday:   | Photo Credit: K_V_RAMANA

Dharmapuri Aravind, Bharatiya Janata Party State executive committee member and younger son of Rajya Sabha member D. Srinivas, said that it was only those who have no political knowledge who are saying that he joined the party at the behest of his father.

“I am in the BJP and ours is not a Bathukamma party. For my political uplift I do not need my family support. I am an independent individual and I have taken an independent decision to join the BJP as I have been a Modi bhakt from the beginning. My grandfather was in Jan Sangh and therefore I inherited his ideology,” said he at a press conference here on Thursday.

Referring to the letter written by TRS leaders to their party chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday requesting him to take a disciplinary action against DS for his alleged anti-party activities, he said that politics was not “be all and end all” for him as he was rendering social service to the poor through his Dharmapuri Foundation.

“I am a patriot and love Telangana. I will lay down my life for Modi,” he said.

Questioning as to what was wrong if his father was in one party and he was in another, he said it was common in democracy. “Ours is not a feudal family. Feudalism is only to the mind but not to the caste. DS is not a dictator to foist his politics on me. I am not a slave and my decision is mine,” he said.

Further, MP K. Kavitha and TRS leaders were apprehensive about their chances of victory in the next elections and therefore brought forth the issue by passing a resolution for the action against Srinivas.

BJP district president Palle Ganga Reddy and D. Suryanarayana were present.

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