Hyderabad, November 14: Congress MP Manish Tewari voiced criticism against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for avoiding active participation in the upcoming Telangana polls, citing a potential defeat. Tewari emphasized the absence of a favorable ‘wave’ for the saffron party in the November 30 elections, accusing the state government of failing to realize the aspirations behind Telangana’s formation.
Highlighting the alleged corruption during the 9.5 years of the ruling party, Tewari predicted a significant change on November 30, asserting that a Congress government would be established in Telangana. He downplayed the BJP’s relevance in the state, describing their participation as symbolic and out of the electoral field.
Tewari took a swipe at the ruling Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), led by K Chandrashekar Rao, branding them as the ‘B’ team of the BJP. Telangana is gearing up for assembly elections on November 30, with the vote count, along with four other states, scheduled for December 3.
In the 2018 Assembly elections, the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (formerly Telangana Rashtra Samithi) secured a dominant position with 88 out of 119 seats and a 47.4% vote share, leaving the Congress trailing behind with only 19 seats.