BJP's Executive Meet: PM Modi Doesn't Mention KCR or TRS in Hyderabad Speech

PM Modi reportedly referred to Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar during the national executive committee meeting.

BJP's Executive Meet: PM Modi Doesn't Mention KCR or TRS in Hyderabad Speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, 3 July, said that the people of Telangana have been 'growingly trusting' the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) since 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He was speaking at the Bhartiya Janata Party's public meeting, that was held at the conclusion of the party's national executive committee meeting, in Hyderabad's Parade Grounds.

However, in a tactical move, Modi made no mention of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) or the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). The CM has been on warpath with the prime minister in the recent past and has even proposed the need for an "alternative political agenda" for the country.

PM Speaks of 'Development' in Telangana

While PM Modi largely spoke about the Union government's developmental projects, heaping praises on these, several BJP leaders including Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP National President JP Nadda who spoke before him, at the public meeting, had lashed out at the ruling TRS. Both Nadda and Shah predicted that BJP will come to power in Legislative Assembly elections scheduled to be held in 2023.

The PM, who stuck to developmental projects in the state, said that in Telangana, a national textile park will be set up and a science city will be built. Women and other downtrodden sections in the state have been benefitting from the BJP rule in the Centre, he added.

"In other states too, we have seen that the double-engine government of the BJP has led to increasing trust of people in it. Even in Telangana people are paving way for BJP's double-engine government. BJP is not only making projects of innovation and technology but also providing resources to poor brothers and sisters. We're putting continuous efforts into welfare of Telangana's farmers... In the last eight years, the length of National Highways in Telangana has increased twice."
PM Narendra Modi in Hyderabad

Ironically, the PM's silence on TRS came a day after KCR demanded that the PM answer his questions on matters including price rise, fall of rupee value, and mandatory coal imports.

The PM said that a mega textile park will be set up in Telangana. A science city will also established in Hyderabad, he said.

'Hyderabad Is Bhagyanagar': PM At NEC

In his address at the BJP's national executive meeting, the PM reportedly referred to Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar, leading to speculation that it was suggested that the city will be renamed. The BJP has been claiming that Hyderabad's name was once Bhagyanagara.

"PM Modi said that Hyderabad is Bhagyanagar which is of significance for all of us. Sardar Patel kept the foundation of a unified India and now it's BJP's responsibility to carry it further."
Ravishankar Prasad, Former Law Minister at Press Conference held at NEC

Earlier in the day, Home Minister Amit Shah claimed that the next 30 to 40 years will be the era of BJP and India will become a "Vishwa Guru" (world guru).

Telangana State President Bandi Sanjay Kumar, meanwhile, said that after offering prayers to goddess Bhagyalakshmi, BJP leaders have "vowed that they will bring the party to power in Telangana."

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