HYDERABAD: When Union home minister Amit Shah arrives in Khammam town on June 15 to address a BJP public meeting as part of the party’s Maha Jan Sampark Abhiyan, he will not be doing so just to address a large crowd.
Nagarkurnool as the venue for a public meeting on June 25 to be addressed by BJP president J.P. Nadda. When Nadda steps foot into Nagarkurnool, he will doing so into a territory where another former BRS leader, Jupally Krishna Rao, claims strong following.
Nagarkurnool were selected for Shah’s and Nadda’s public meetings. One to show everyone that we have presence and strength in erstwhile Khammam and Mahbubnagar districts, and two, to demonstrate that two individuals, even if they claim have strong presence in their respective districts, do not deter the BJP, or lead to some apprehension on how we will do in the Assembly elections.
The BJP’s public meetings also leave open some room for these two former BRS leaders to manoeuvre in case they do decide to join the BJP in the presence of senior party leaders like Shah and Nadda, BJP sources said.