PM Modi attends BJP's National Executive meet in Telangana
Telangana, July 2: Amid war-of-words between TRS and BJP for not following the protocol of receiving Prime Minister Narendra Modi by Chief Minister KCR, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Hyderabad Convention Centre on Saturday to attend the two-day National Executive meet of the saffron party, that commenced today.
The vicinity at HICC was painted saffron, even as the BJP has installed banners and promotional material at vantage points in the city, that will host the top guns of the party including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Fancying its chances to challenge the ruling TRS juggernaut in the 2023 Assembly polls, the BJP's state unit is all set to showcase the Telangana heritage and culture, including satiating the taste buds of the visiting dignitaries with lip-smacking local cuisine.
#WATCH | Telangana: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Hyderabad Convention Centre, earlier today.— ANI (@ANI) July 2, 2022
Two-day National Executive meet of the BJP, that commenced today, is underway here pic.twitter.com/oWz5V1iTQf
It is also showcasing Telangana's cultural heritage to party delegates arriving from all parts of the country with performances of the state's traditional dance forms, besides an exhibition on the state's history. The delegates will be treated to Telangana's ancient dance form Perini Sivathandavam, while Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi will be conducted during the event, BJP sources said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with party colleagues at the National Executive meeting of BJP in Hyderabad, Telangana— ANI (@ANI) July 2, 2022
(Source: PM Modi's Twitter handle) pic.twitter.com/VozMKJVYOP
A replica of the famed 'Kakatiya Thoranam', the historical arch representing the Kakatiya dynasty in Warangal, has been installed at the HICC. BJP President J P Nadda arrived in the city Friday evening and held a road show on the way to the venue, HICC. While Nadda and a number of key leaders from other states have already arrived in the state, Modi would reach the city on Saturday.
The build up for the National Executive, the first physical meeting of the BJP's crucial decision-making body outside New Delhi after a gap of five years, has been on for the last couple of days with party leaders from other states fanning out across the assembly constituencies in Telangana.
"Prime Minister will be staying here for two days. Every session will reflect Telangana culture. It will be seen by the delegates who are coming from all over the world," BJP General Secretaty Tarun Chugh, incharge of party affairs in Telangana, told reporters.
Telangana and Hyderabad are filled with positive atmosphere in view of the event, he said. Key leaders interacted with party cadre and undertook events like night halt in the homes of activists.
Besides urging the cadre to attend the public meeting to be addressed by Modi on July 3 after the conclusion of national executive meetings, the visiting leaders are expected to have taken the views of the party activists. Meanwhile, an elaborate security blanket has been thrown around the HICC in view of the presence of a number of top leaders, including the PM.
The city police is also making massive arrangements for the public meeting, to be held at Parade Ground in the city, which is likely to witness the attendance of lakhs of people.
Hyderabad police commissioner C V Anand, who took stock of the arrangements for the public meeting at the ground, said about 3,000 police personnel from Hyderabad city and other districts, besides TSSP (Telangana state special police) would be on duty. The elite police personnel of Telangana, the Greyhounds and Octopus, would also be deployed, he said.