Political parties in Telangana ramp up their campaigns amid rumors that KCR may call for early polls.
Political parties in Telangana have stepped up their campaigns amid rumours that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao could announce an early poll.
While the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has recruited the political strategy firm Indian Political Action Committee (IPAC) to help with its campaign, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is relying on its top brass, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
PM Modi will travel to Hyderabad on May 26 to meet with state BJP leaders. On May 5, BJP President JP Nadda attended a massive public meeting in Mahabunagar. Amit Shah quickly followed suit, addressing a massive crowd on the outskirts of Hyderabad on May 14.
Meanwhile, Congress ex-president and MP Rahul Gandhi, who was in Telangana for two days earlier this month, is the party's star campaigner.
In the midst of all of this, Hyderabad sitting MP and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) head Asaduddin Owaisi took to the streets to defend his stronghold.
Along with MLA Syed Ahmed Pasha Quadri, the AIMIM president installed nameboards on the homes of the party's primary presidents (Booth President) in Yakutpura Constituency.
The party intends to choose and recognise AIMIM booth presidents in all assembly constituencies in the Hyderabad parliamentary sector. The party is also conducting massive membership drives in order to build and broaden its base.
The next Telangana legislative assembly election is scheduled on or before December 2023, with all 119 members of the state's Legislative Assembly being elected.