The Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Goshamahal, T Raja Singh, declared on Wednesday that his party will win 40 of the 119 seats and will compete fiercely with other parties for the remaining 50 seats, one day before the Telangana Assembly elections. The BJP leader, whose suspension was lifted last month for responding to the party’s show-cause notice that sparked a controversy over his comments disparaging Prophet Muhammad, declared that the state’s lotus flowers will bloom on December 3.
“Be it 2014 or 2018, the blessings received from the public have been immense. Similar blessings will be received in 2023 also. Wherever we go for campaigning, people say that there is no need to campaign, we will vote for BJP only…So considering this environment, 100 per cent lotus will bloom on December 3,” the Hindutva firebrand leader told.
T Raja is pitted against Bharat Rashtra Samithi’s Nanda Kishore Vyas and Congress’ Mogili Sunitha.
He said that the high-voltage campaign by the BJP’s star campaigners led by PM Modi generated a good response from the public.
“Many star campaigners of BJP like PM Modi, Amit Shah, Yogi Adityanath, Himanta Biswa Sarma campaigned and (we) got such a good response, due to which I feel that BJP can win 40 seats and give tough competition to other parties in 50 seats,” he added.
Telangana is set to witness an intriguing triangular contest between the BRS, Congress, and BJP.