Hyderabad: BJP alone can take on the “communal” MIM, and other parties in Telangana unlike the ruling TRS, Congress and TDP, state BJP president K Laxman has said.
“BJP alone can fight MIM. TRS, Congress, other parties, whenever they are in power, they share it with MIM. People of Telangana know well that BJP alone can fight this communal, divisive politics of MIM which TRS cannot do, neither Congress nor TDP,” he said.
He said MIM was against the formation of the state and now TRS calls the party its natural ally.
“Now, TRS is very close to Majlis (MIM). They say it (MIM) is our natural ally. People of Telangana are surprised. It is anti-Telangana party. It fought against the formation of Telangana. It stood as a stumbling block for the creation of Telangana.
“I don’t know what made Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao come closer to MIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi and his party. Is it vote bank politics or for development of Telangana. People can understand,” he told PTI here.
Owaisi used to say the car (TRS election symbol) belonged to TRS but its steering is in his hands, Laxman claimed.
Laxman dismissed the speculation of BJP and TRS coming close with the latter possibly joining the NDA government at the Centre.
Claiming that main opposition Congress and TDP have weakened in Telangana following defection of several MLAs to TRS, Laxman said BJP would like to emerge as a viable alternative to TRS.
He accused the TRS government of failing to deliver on its election promises, which included a two-bedroom house for poor, filling up one lakh government jobs and distributing three acres of land to poor.
Noting that the slogan of BJP is ‘sab ka sath, sab ka vikas’, Laxman said his party would like to take along all sections including minorities.
It is only the BJP which nominated two minority leaders (Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and MJ Akbar) to the Rajya Sabha in the recent polls to the upper house, he added.