Hyderabad: With simply two weeks left for polling, the Bharatiya Janata Occasion goes to accentuate its marketing campaign in Telangana to posit itself because the kingmaker, G Kishan Reddy, the state BJP president, stated. In an interview with Deepika Amirapu, Reddy stated the get together’s determination to have an OBC CM would guarantee victory for a lot of of its candidates. Edited Excepts
PM Modi not too long ago introduced the structure of a panel for classifying the Scheduled Caste sub-groups. What impression it is going to have for BJP within the polls?
The BJP is dedicated to social justice. The panel has been constituted not with a view to benefiting from the group’s numbers however preserving in thoughts the demand of the SCs that has been lengthy overdue. Nevertheless, I can’t deny that this social engineering won’t bear an impression within the 24 seats the place the Madigas are highly effective.
In the event you intend to be the kingmaker, what choices would you’ve got given that you’ve restricted choices to companion with a bigger get together?
We wish to play a significant function in forming the federal government and we’re assured of netting a ample variety of seats in securing the kingmaker spot. The GHMC shock will occur once more. The individuals of this state have seen the Congress in energy and the BRS in energy; they haven’t seen the BJP rule but. We are going to discover the obtainable choices after 03 December.
In what methods are you strategising to make the most of the anti-incumbency?
There’s an undercurrent of assist for the BJP in Adilabad, Nizamabad, Previous Medak, Kamareddy, Karimnagar, and in components of Hyderabad metropolis. The BJP voter votes silently. There isn’t a flamboyance or convincing required as a result of they aspect with us due to our ideology. What we’re doing now could be to speak the message of growth and alter by deploying greater than 20,000 RSS employees in these districts via a door-to-door marketing campaign.
What’s stopping you from asserting the CM candidate provided that your get together has determined to call a frontrunner from the backward courses as chief minister?
Our get together has numerous BCs and, subsequently, there are a selection of chief ministerial candidates. After we made the declaration, it was not primarily based on the particular person; it was primarily based on the group as a result of they account for an enormous share of the Telangana inhabitants. As soon as the election outcomes are out, our central management will determine on the CM.
From being the principle menace to the ruling BRS six months in the past, the BJP is now lowered to being a distant third. Some main selections don’t appear to have gone your means.
The notion that we’re with the BRS is affecting us. We’re participating our cadre in each constituency for them to disseminate the message that the BJP doesn’t ally with ‘dynasty events’ and ‘corrupt events’. We’re assured of turning round this narrative within the subsequent two weeks in constituencies the place we see numerous traction with sturdy management.
On the floor stage, we’re conveying clearly that the BRS and Majlis events are getting collectively and indulging in mud-slinging in opposition to the BJP. We’ve criticised the BRS for its flawed implementation of the welfare schemes and the Kaleshwaram undertaking as effectively.
What’s your get together working in the direction of? Defeating the Congress or being in energy?
Each. To be in energy, we’re working onerous to defeat the Congress.
There continues to be a lot attrition among the many Telangana BJP ranks even after the nominations. What are you doing to stall leaders from going out?
The BJP is a celebration is strongly primarily based on an ideology. A variety of leaders from different events joined us hoping to safe tickets and use the get together to ascend larger politically. When their plan didn’t fructify, they give up. There has not been any issue-based attrition.
With neither a manifesto nor any ensures, how do you propose to woo the voters?
The Congress and the BRS have disregarded the state’s funds fully and have made tall guarantees with scant respect for the mounting debt. The BJP as a celebration believes in growth over freebies and the individuals are seeing it. Additionally, when the 2 events have given 30-plus tickets to the Reddy group, we have now favoured the backward courses and the scheduled castes. It’s the duty of the BCs and SCs who account for greater than 69% within the state to come back out and assist the Bharatiya Janata Occasion.