Congress launched a counterattack on the visit of BJP National Organizing General Secretary BL Santosh to Hyderabad. The party’s former MP Ponnam Prabhakar criticized Santosh’s visit.
He released a video on social media on Thursday. They said that they have no objection if Santosh comes for the strengthening of his own party, but he is angry that he is coming here to meet the chairman of the party defections committee and is thinking about how to bring Congress leaders into the BJP. He said that there are not even 20 candidates for BJP in Telangana and they did not even get deposits for BJP candidates in the last election.
Ponna stated that if they want to attract the people of Telangana, they must bring development programs from the Center and get the people’s forgiveness, but it will remain a dream to bring the leadership of other parties into their party and come to power. Ponnam Prabhakar suggested to BL Santosh that there is no use for BJP in such meetings if BJP is to gain popular support in the state.
He said that if Congress and BRS leaders in Telangana are expected to join BJP and come to power, it will be an illusion. Ponnam went on to say that Prime Minister Modi and Amit Shah had insulted Telangana and demanded an apology from both. If he did not understand what he said, he wanted to translate the message into Telugu and understand it.