Hyderabad: Union Home Minister Amit Shah, addressing a public rally in poll-bound Telangana's Jagtial, criticized rival parties and highlighted the BJP's manifesto promise to end the 4% Muslim reservation in the state. Shah emphasized the BJP's intention to reallocate the quota to SC, ST, and OBC communities. He took shots at Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao's government and Owaisi-led AIMIM, pledging to make Telangana free of dynasty politics.
Shah accused KCR of not celebrating Hyderabad Redemption Day due to fear of Owaisi, contrasting the BJP's approach by declaring they would celebrate it as a state day. He criticized Owaisi for practicing appeasement politics and asserted that the steering of the car symbol, representing KCR's party, is with Owaisi.
The Union Home Minister declared that electing BJP in Telangana would ensure free darshan of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya. He outlined the BJP's agenda for Telangana, including procuring paddy at Rs. 3100/quintal, covering crop insurance premiums, providing medical expenses up to Rs. 10 lakhs, and offering government jobs to 2.5 lakh youth in the next 5 years.
Earlier in the day, Shah labeled the KCR-led BRS, AIMIM, and Congress as 2G, 3G, and 4G parties, associating them with the generations of their leaders. He accused KCR of unfulfilled promises, such as a polytechnic college in Jangaon.
Telangana is preparing for Assembly elections on November 30, with vote counting scheduled for December 3. Shah had previously accused KCR of turning Telangana into a corruption hub and accumulating significant economic debt.