Vizag (Andhra Pradesh) [India], May 23 (NT): Andhra Pradesh IT Minister Nara Lokesh asserted that what happened to the saffron designated Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka Assembly polls 2018 was just a 'trailer' and that a 'real cinema' would be shown in 2019 Loksabha election.
He was Addressing the 'dharma poratam sabha' here on Tuesday. During his speech the Information Technology, Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Minister stated, "Telugu people showed you just a trailer in Karnataka elections. They will show you the full movie in 2019 elections, “as quoted by ANI.
Lokesh stated that Telugu Desam Party (TDP) had collaborated with the BJP in 2014 expecting that the new government at the Centre would help the state but all went in abortive.
"We had a tie-up with the BJP in 2014 elections. The TDP had given an opportunity to BJP leaders who can't win as ward members. TDP made victory possible for BJP MLAs and MLCs," he further stated.
He further noted that even former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi could not defeat the party's power in the state.
In the same occasion, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu echoing similar sentiments and said that the BJP will soon take the position of the Congress in the country, referring to the losing ground for political presence of the grand old party in the country. (NT)