Hyderabad, Aug 11: Expressing hope on the visit of the party's 2014 poll campaign chief and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh state BJP chief Kishan Reddy has said that the people looked at the former not only as a BJP leader but the future prime minister of India.
Speaking in an interview to rediff.com, Reddy said one should not write off the BJP in a state where parties like the Congress, TDP, TRS and YSR Congress have been powerful players. He said Modi has impressed all in the state and will draw even rural voters to the BJP's fold in the future elections. He said the Gujarat leader is popular among all age groups, particularly the youth.
When asked why Modi chose to begin his campaign in Andhra Pradesh and not Karnataka, where the BJP was in power till recently, Reddy said Andhra is a very crucial state for it sends a good number of members to the Lok Sabha and every political party will look to perform well in this state.
Reddy felt that 60-70 out of every 100 people will vote for Modi in the next elections, which will make the BJP stronger.