Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) youth wing, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) are setting up a three-day convention in Hyderabad from October 26 to 28. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be inaugurating the convention in the attendance of BJP President Amit Shah, and several other national leaders' presence from the party is anticipated. The three-day-long program is also expected to host around two lakh people.
Speaking to ANI about the convention, BJYM national president Poonam Mahajan said, "This is a one-of-its-kind convention. The most important part of the convention is that we will be having 70,000 office bearers participating in it. Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be inaugurating the event and we have Chief Ministers and Cabinet Ministers who will come here and tell us on what can be done more to reach out to the people of this country. The concluding session will be attended by Amit Shah and after we have large Yuva rally and a public meeting at the Parade ground."
However, the opposition party has raised their concerns and demurred the convention, questioning the Election Commission (EC) for permitting a political program of this nature in a poll-bound state and accused BJP of misemploying their power.
Congress raised objection over the convention and said that the Election Commission (EC) should not permit such political meetings in the poll-bound state.
"I believe it is organised totally against the model of conduct. The Election Commission should not permit such political meetings. It's a gross misuse of power by the central government. We condemn this act by the central government," Congress leader G Narayan Reddy told ANI.
As the Telangana Legislative Assembly Elections is scheduled to be held on December 7, 2018, to elect members from 119 constituencies, the political battle has sparked in the province. Congress initiated their campaign on October 20 with President Rahul Gandhi accusing PM Modi and TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao of corruption and false promises.
(With inputs from ANI)