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Meet Bandi Sanjay Kumar, BJP Telangana president & presumptive CM candidate

Kumar belongs to the Munnuru Kapu caste, which comes under Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and currently counts significantly in the BJP's social hierarchy

Bandi Sanjay Kumar

Bandi Sanjay Kumar

Radhika Ramaseshan
In the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) present schema, Bandi Sanjay Kumar ticks the boxes for first dibs on Telangana’s chief ministership should the BJP be in a position to claim the post. He arrived without rank and privilege, as a grassroots-hewn “karyakarta” from Karimnagar in northern Telangana, and demonstrated that politics had potential even outside Hyderabad, which dominated Andhra Pradesh before the state was bifurcated. “He is a party worker to whom other workers relate effortlessly. They know if there’s a problem in their village or town and their lives are imperilled, Sanjay Kumar is available for help,” said Telangana

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First Published: May 30 2022 | 6:04 AM IST

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