beyond two days BJP The meeting of the National Executive begins on July 2, in the presence of four BJP councilors from Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and floor leader of Tandur Municipal Corporation BJP working president KT Rama Rao (KTR), the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (KTR). joined TRS. on Thursday.
GHMC Hastinapuram corporator Banoth Sujatha Naik, Rajendranagar corporator Podavu Archana Prakash, Jubilee Hills corporator A Venkatesh and Adikmet corporator Sunita Prakash Gaur were welcomed into the party by KTR along with Tandur Municipal Corporation BJP floor leader Sindhuja Gaur and councilor Ahmed Asif.
While TRS leaders said these defections would give a setback to BJP leaders ahead of their party’s national meeting, Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar said it only helped in cleaning up the party. “These corporators were fielded by the BJP when they were rejected by other political parties. He won only because he joined BJP and our party supported him. It doesn’t matter now that he has resigned, as support for the BJP has grown exponentially.
Kumar alleged that the TRS lured the councilors with financial incentives before the BJP meeting. “This is a clear attempt to hurt the morale of the BJP cadre and leader,” he said.
BJP emerged as the second largest party in the GHMC elections held in December 2020. The ruling TRS suffered a major setback, losing nearly 50 per cent of its seats to the BJP, which won 47. In 2016, TRS won 88 seats while BJP won only 4 seats.