Telangana BJP chief meets Shah, discusses 2019 LS, state


Hyderabad:┬áTelangana BJP president K Laxman today met the party’s national president Amit Shah in Delhi today and discussed preparations for the 2019 Lok Sabha and Legislative Assembly elections in the state.

Legislative Assembly polls in Telangana would be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.

Laxman submitted a report to Shah on the programmes, especially the ‘Dalit Adalats’, organised by the state unit, BJP sources said.

Shah appreciated the efforts, particularly the Dalit outreach programmes in rural areas, they said.

Laxman discussed strengthening the party in the state and the party’s national leadership would draw up a strategy for the BJP to come to power in Telangana as the crucial Karnataka elections got over now, thesources said.

BJP’s Lok Sabha ‘cluster incharges’ party general secretary Ram Madhav, Bihar Health minister Mangal Pandey and Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar– would tour the state as part of efforts to strengthen the party from polling booth level to the Lok Sabha constituency level, they said.

BJP would organise special programmes on the occasion of the Narendra Modi government completing four years in office on May 26.

Laxman also met Railway minister Piyush Goyal and submitted a memorandum urging him to take steps for completion of pending railway project works in the state, a BJP release said.