BJP to hold more Vijay Sankalp Yatra meetings in AP

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Hyderabad, Nov 15 (UNI) Enthused by the 'encouraging response' to BJP Prime Ministerial candidate L K Advani's Vijay Sankalp Yatra here on November 13, the party would hold similar rallies in Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra Pradesh after the present round of Assembly elections in northern states.

Informing this to reporters here, BJP State President Bandaru Dattatreya opined that the Hyderabad meeting marked a ''turning point in the history of state politics'' and a new ''good chapter'' was emerging for the party in the state.

''Other parties, including the ruling Congress, are introspecting after the success of Mr Advani's meeting,'' the former Union Minister claimed.

''The party General Secretaries are now engrossed in chalking out programmes at the grassroots level to take Mr Advani's message to the people in every nook and corner of the state,'' he said.

Taking strong objection to State Congress President D Srinivas questioning the ''sincerity'' of the BJP's announcement to set in the process of Telangana state formation within 100 days of coming to power, he dared the ruling Congress to introduce a Bill in Parliament for the purpose and said the BJP was ready to support it.

He challenged Mr Srinivas and other Congress leaders from Telangana to resign and exert pressure on the Congress High Command on the statehood issue, instead of criticising the BJP, which had formed three new states of Chhattisgarh, Jharkand and Uttaranchal during the NDA regime.

The Congress party should not try to ''wash its hands'' by introducing any ''ritualistic'' resolution in the winter session of the state legislature, urging the Centre to initiate steps for Telangana state formation, the BJP leader said.

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