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How does KCR counter BJP strategy?

How does KCR counter BJP strategy?

Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is growing restive over the aggressive postures being adopted by the Bharatiya Janata Party to gain hold in the state, taking advantage of the downfall of the Congress party.

Despite his repeated attempts to get closer to the BJP leadership in Delhi, he has not been able to get positive response from it.

On the other hand, he is getting serious snub from the Delhi bosses, as was evident from the way he was denied appointment to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

So, KCR is understood to have decided to launch a counter-attack against the BJP.

As part of that he had boycotted the Niti Aayog meeting held by the Prime Minister in New Delhi and is also decided to stay away from the all-party meeting called by Modi on June19 to discuss one-nation-one-poll issue and other important subjects.

Instead, KCR called for a meeting of the party’s executive committee in Hyderabad on June 19 to discuss the party strategies.

It is being held after a gap of three and half months and the party leaders said that many issues such as party performance in the Lok Sabha elections, TRS plenary and other issues would come up for discussion at the meeting.

Though the party leaders say the TRS would be giving issue-based support to the NDA government like which it did during the last tenure and raising the demands of the state regularly, KCR wants to adopt a strategic approach.

It is learnt KCR might plan to project himself as a leader with more Hindutva approach than the BJP leaders.

He will hold more yagnams and other religious rituals aggressively, while continuing to be friendly with other religions.

“He wants to propagate a different kind of Hindutva, based on equal importance to all religions, rather than hard-line Hindutva of the Sangh Parivar, which is based on anti-Muslim and anti-Chrisitian,” a party source said.

Apparently, KCR wants to ensure that there is no polarisation of Hindu votes in favour of the BJP, but sustain a strong Hindu vote bank with his soft Hindutva approach, sources said.

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