With mass exodus to BJP, it's curtains for TDP in TS

Hyderabad: Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Telangana chapter has accelerated efforts towards large scale inductions, mainly from Telugu Desam Party (TDP), on the eve of party working president JP Nadda’s visit to Hyderabad on Sunday. This is being considered as part of the Mission 2023, eying power in Telangana by 2023.

Shah has decided to visit the state once a month to strengthen the party towards emerging as an effective opposition to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).

Apart from winning four Lok Sabha seats, BJP also improved its voting share to 20% in Telangana from around 7%.

As a part of this, Telangana BJP is preparing to hold a large public meeting of Amit Shah on September 17, the day Telangana merged into the Indian republic from the Nizam, which the saffron party commemorates as the Telangana Liberation Day every year.

Almost all TDP constituency in-charges and politburo members have joined the BJP, making it difficult for the TTDP to even conduct a press conference.

Moreover, the TDP has no strong leader to monitor party activities in the state as well as at NTR Bhavan, the party headquarters.

“The NTR bhavan has had no visitors for the past few months. NTR Bhavan in-charge Buchhilingam passed away recently, and the party is not in a position to appoint new in-charges for the NTR Bhavan. TTDP workers have also not been getting any monetary support for the last one year. TTDP could well be a thing of the past after Sunday’s meeting,” said a senior BJP leader.

TTDP leader Devender Goud and his son are also expected to join the BJP on Sunday.