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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

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Bharatiya Janata Party | BJP | Andhra Pradesh

Radhika Ramaseshan 



Bandi Sanjay Kumar
Bandi Sanjay Kumar

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 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 had potential even outside Hyderabad, which dominated 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 Spokesperson J Sangappa.

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First Published: Mon, May 30 2022. 06:04 IST

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