The Bharatiya Janata Party is making continuous efforts for the development of Telangana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday and asserted that the state's all-round development is among the party's top priorities. Addressing a massive rally in Hyderabad, Modi set the tone for the 2023 Assembly polls and the 2024 Lok Sabha elections as he claimed that the BJP's support in the southern state is increasing.
“People of Telangana yearn for a 'double engine growth' and this will be fulfilled when the BJP comes to power in the state,” he said at the public meeting titled 'Vijay Sankalp Sabha' at the Parade Grounds. The rally was held after the BJP national executive meeting in the city where top party leaders and chief ministers of 19 states were present.
The prime minister said that Telangana's art and culture are a matter of pride for the country. "People of Telangana are known for their hard work. The state's people have a lot of talent. Telangana is also known for its history and culture, its art and architecture are a matter of pride for all of us.”
Highlighting the work done by the NDA government at the Centre for the welfare of the masses, Modi said: "During the past eight years we tried to bring positive change in every Indian's life. We are working tirelessly on how to make people's lives easier, and how to take the fruits of development to every person and region.”
Modi also claimed that the government's development projects have benefited people across all sections of society especially farmers, youngsters, women and the marginalised communities.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, a disaster after 100 years, the central government tried to support every family in Telangana, he said.
Earlier, addressing the concluding session of the party's national executive meeting, Modi referred to Hyderabad as 'Bhagyanagar', giving out a political signal amid the BJP's demand for renaming the capital city.
"PM Modi said that Hyderabad is Bhagyanagar which is a significance for all of us. Sardar Patel kept the foundation of a unified India and now it's BJP's responsibility to carry it further," Modi was quoted as saying by BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad.