Telangana

TS BJP assails Bengal CM’s tirade against PM

BJP Telangana president K. Laxman and national general secretary Muralidhar Rao and other leaders attend a party meeting in Hyderabad on Thursday.

BJP Telangana president K. Laxman and national general secretary Muralidhar Rao and other leaders attend a party meeting in Hyderabad on Thursday.  

SEC urged to complete elections by month-end

The TS BJP has strongly condemned the “unsavoury and unparliamentary language” that Bengal Chief Minister Mamatha Banerjee used against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.

Core committee of the party which met here under the leadership of party president K. Laxman said it was “unfortunate that a Chief Minister of a State uses such horrific language against the Prime Minister unmindful of the fact that he is the beloved Prime Minister of 130 crore people and respected by leaders across the world and across the political and ideological spectrum”.

It attributed the outburst to the “nervousness” of Bengal CM as she is “able to read the writing on the wall and understand the inevitability of her defeat”. Stating that the BJP would not be deterred by the violent politics and murderous attacks, the committee alleged that the State police and sections of administration to have colluded with the Trinamool Congress activists to perpetuate violence to intimidate people.

“When polls are happening peacefully in all States in all phases, how is that elections in Bengal witnessed unprecedented violence in all six phases. The attack on party president Amit Shah’s rally was ‘preplanned’ but this was pre-empted by brave nationalists,” a statement released to the media by senior leader N. Ramchander Rao said.

The TS unit appealed to the people to support Mr. Modi towards making India a “peaceful and a vibrant nation” and also warned Ms. Banerjee and all her henchmen to “desist from politics of hooliganism and destruction”.

Appeal to SEC

In a separate issue, the BJP State unit has urged the State Election Commission (SEC) to take steps to hold polls to the Mandal and Zilla Parishad chairman and vice-chairman posts towards this month-end only as soon as the results of the mandal parishad territorial constituency MPTC and zilla parishad territorial constituency ZPTC elections are out on May 27.

In a communication to the SEC, a copy of which was released to media, BJP State unit vice president S. Malla Reddy said the State election authority should take steps to hold immediate elections to prevent misuse of money, muscle or official power, which is likely to happen if polls are held in July as was being contemplated.

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