BJP only alternative to TRS: Laxman

BJP only alternative to TRS: Laxman
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The State BJP would emerge as an alternative to the ruling party in Telangana by 2019, Telangana BJP president and MLA  Dr K Laxman said here on Monday. 

Accuses the ruling party of failing to fulfil poll promises

Hyderabad: The State BJP would emerge as an alternative to the ruling party in Telangana by 2019, Telangana BJP president and MLA
Dr K Laxman said here on Monday. Participating in a ‘meet-the-press’ programme organised by the Press Club on its premises in Somajiguda here, the new BJP State chief said the party would play the role of constructive Opposition and would fill the political vacuum created by the weakened Congress party in the State.

“The great responsibility put on my shoulders by national party president Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to make the BJP as an alternative force by strengthening it from village level,” Laxman said, adding that “party ideology and workers are our strength.”

Accusing the TRS government of failing to fulfill its election promises, the State BJP chief said his party would play a constructive role and mount pressure on the State government to keep its promises given to the public before elections by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao. “People have given mandate to the TRS on its promises like double bedroom houses, employment to youth, three-acre land to SC/ STs, KG-to-PG free education, reservation to minorities.

But the TRS government was not bothering to keep its promises,” he said. “Electoral victory is not a permanent feature in politics as people will teach a lesson if any government fails to fulfill its promises.” Taking a dig at the Chief Minister, Laxman said it would be big news for the people if Chandrashekar Rao goes to the Secretariat.

Stating that BJP would initiate programmes to allay fears and doubts of a certain section about the ideology of the party, he said, “We always oppose vote-bank politics. The party would support reservation to poor people, irrespective of caste or religion. The BJP would oppose caste and religion-based reservation,” he reiterated.

Replying to a query how many marks he would give to the TRS government out of 100 marks, Laxman quipped, “People would decide about marks in 2019.” Responding to another query on defections, Laxman said defections were not a good sign for democratic values. Public representatives should first resign from their posts and join any other party. “Our party is totally against encouraging defections,” he added. Press Club president Ravikanth Reddy welcomed the guests while secretary Chary proposed a vote of thanks.

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