The election of Hyderabad Municipal Corporation seems to be the centre of national politics this time. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has planned to come out all guns blazing in the civic elections and has launched a rigorous election campaign. Several BJP elders, including Union Home Minister Amit Shah and party national president JP Nadda, will land in Hyderabad in the next few days to campaign for the Greater Hyderabad civic elections. The BJP will also fly down UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to campaign for the GHMC elections.
While Nadda will hold a roadshow in Hyderabad on Friday, Yogi Adityanath will conduct it on November 28 and Amit Shah a day later. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in the city, though not for electoral purposes – he will visit Bharat Biotech on November 29.
BJP National President JP Nadda is going to start this aggressive campaigning from Friday and hold a roadshow in Hyderabad. Following Nadda’s visit, Yogi Adityanath will hold a rally in Hyderabad. Chief Minister of UP Yogi Adityanath will hold a roadshow and rally here. He will campaign in Malkajgiri and Hyderabad parliamentary constituencies. Yogi Adityanath is known for his aggressive temper and sharp statements. His statements may polarize votes for the BJP in the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation election.
Party sources say that on 29 November, Home Minister Amit Shah will do a roadshow in Secunderabad area. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti will also reach Hyderabad to campaign for BJP. The party believes that the visit of Home Minister Amit Shah will excite the workers.
Earlier, Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Smriti Irani have reached Hyderabad and tried to create an atmosphere in favour of BJP. Prakash Javadekar levelled many allegations against the Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao’s government.
In the Hyderabad election campaign, the BJP is raising the issue of Rohingya Muslims. The leaders of Owaisi’s party are also striking back. Owaisi has directly challenged Home Minister Amit Shah. Owaisi raised the issue of Rohingya Muslims during a public meeting in Hyderabad on Monday. The AIMIM chief asked that if the electoral list (voter list) has 30 thousand Rohingya, what is Home Minister Amit Shah doing? Isn’t it his job to watch? How did the electoral list finally get 30 to 40 thousand Rohingya names?
Earlier, BJP MP Tejashwi Surya had described Owaisi as an incarnation of Jinnah. He had claimed that every vote for Owaisi would be a vote against India. At the same time, BJP state president Bandi Sanjay Kumar said that if his party comes to power, he will do a ‘surgical strike’ on the intruders living in the Old City area.
Regarding the aggressive campaign of BJP, AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi told BJP that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be brought for election campaign in this old city.
He said, ‘We will see what happens. Why are you bringing others, bring the PM. Hold his rallies and meeting here and we will see how many seats you will win here.”
Hyderabad is considered to be the stronghold of Owaisi and BJP is trying its best to win from here.