BJP’s Telangana manifesto pledges judicial probe into BRS govt’s alleged corruption

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In a dramatic turn of events, the BJP has released its manifesto for Telangana, promising to initiate a formidable crackdown on corruption by the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) government. Home Minister Amit Shah, while campaigning in the southern state, accused Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, known as KCR, of turning Telangana into a corruption hub and plunging the state into a deep economic debt.

Pledges Galore: From Uniform Civil Code to LPG Cylinders

The BJP manifesto is packed with ambitious promises, including the formation of a committee to draft a Uniform Civil Code and the elimination of unconstitutional religion-based reservations. It also pledges increased reservations for OBCs, SCs, and STs. A significant highlight is the proposal to form a commission of inquiry, led by a retired Supreme Court judge, to investigate corruption allegations, including the Kaleswaram and Dharani scams.

BJP Unveils Explosive Telangana Manifesto, Vows Corruption Crackdown

BJP Unveils Explosive Telangana Manifesto, Vows Corruption Crackdown. Photo courtesy of GODL-India/Wikimedia Commons.

Free Pilgrimage and Cooking Gas for the People

In a move to woo voters, the BJP has promised four free cooking gas cylinders annually to Ujwala scheme beneficiaries. Furthermore, Amit Shah vowed to organize free darshan trips to the Ram temple in Ayodhya if the BJP comes to power in Telangana. Shah also criticized the BRS government’s religion-based reservation policy for Muslims, alleging it was done under pressure from AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi.

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BJP’s Electoral Strategy Against Dominant BRS

In the 2018 assembly elections, the BRS, then known as the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, secured a dominant victory. The BJP is positioning itself as a formidable challenger, leveraging allegations of corruption and inefficient governance against the BRS.

Telangana Prepares for the Electoral Showdown

With Telangana set to vote on November 30 and the vote count scheduled for December 3, the BJP’s manifesto has set the stage for a highly charged electoral battle. The promises made in the manifesto are aimed at resonating with the electorate’s aspirations for a corruption-free government and enhanced social welfare.

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The BJP’s manifesto release in Telangana signals a significant shift in the political narrative, focusing on corruption, governance, and social welfare, which are likely to be key factors in the upcoming electoral contest.

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