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Amit Shah to review poll preparations in Telangana on July 13

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

would take stock of the party's preparations for the simultaneous polls to and during a visit to the city on July 13.

"He (Shah) is focusing on how to win 2019 elections to assembly and parliament. He is going to guide us and he will review the entire situation of Telangana-- political and social-- and BJP's grassroot level strength," state BJP president K Laxman said today.

Laxman, who has recently undertaken a 14-day 'Jana Chaitanya Yatra' on a 'rath' in several districts of the state, said the party is targeting to win two-digit seats in the state. There are 17 seats in the state.

It aims to come to power in the 2019 Telangana Legislative Assembly polls (which would be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections), he said.

The BJP has already announced that it would go it alone in Telangana in the 2019 elections. The party contested in alliance with its estranged ally TDP in 2014.

BJP has one Lok Sabha member and five MLAs in Telangana at present.

Shah would give a roadmap to the for the ensuing elections and the national president's visit would give a "big boost" to the party in Telangana, he said.

Laxman, who participated in a 'Meet the Press' organised by Telangana Journalists Union, claimed that his yatra received a massive response from the people.

The way state ministers and ruling TRS MLAs allegedly tried to belittle the yatra showed its success, he said.

Accusing the ruling TRS of corruption and failures on various fronts, he dismissed queries on any clandestine understanding for BJP with the TRS.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 16:15 IST