Campaign heat begins as BJP, TRS indulge in blame game over MIM

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The much political heat has been generated in the city with TRS and BJP challenging each other over the stalling of flood relief ahead of the closing and scrutiny of nominations today for the GHMC polls slated for December 1st.

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The issue of flood-relief dominated the political scene till yesterday has suddenly shifted to the Hindu-Muslims issue with BJP Bandi Sanjay challenging Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao to make a promise on the goddess BhagyaLakshmi at her temple at Charminar. The BJP chief has also gone to the extent of calling KCR as ‘Desha Drohi (Traitor)’ evoking sharp reactions from ruling party leaders who were busy holding press conferences one by one condemning Bandi Sanjay’s provocative statements against Chief Minister. They even lodged a written complaint with the SEC demanding stern action against him.

The BJP leaders are equally aggressive in countering the TRS criticism alleging collusion with the MIM party which they alleged trying to divide the people into the lines of religion. Subsequently, the ruling party has changed its campaign strategy by making the slogan ‘Vote for TRS If You Want Peaceful Hyderabad’.

Launching the roadshow on the first day of the election campaign today, the star campaigner of TRS KT Rama Rao recalled how uncertainty ruled Hyderabad before 2014 with rumours spreading over the possible communal riots if TRS comes to power.

“But the TRS government proved all of them wrong. We focused on addressing people’s needs and allayed their apprehensions through strict maintenance of law and order,” he said. “In the past six years, not one incident of violence took place in Hyderabad,” he added.

However, continuing its tirade, the BJP is all set to release the ‘Charge Sheet’ against the ruling TRS party tomorrow at a media meet by none other than Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and G Kishan Reddy.

Amidst this scenario, Congress leaders unlike in Dubbaka elections have lagged behind in competing with BJP and TRS. All the leaders have been rallying around one single point of criticism that is ‘Collusion between BJP and TRS’, which seems to have failed to jell with the voters in Dubbaka and repeating the same strategy in Cosmopolitan city like Hyderabad will only boomerang on them.

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