Telangana: Ahead of Assembly polls Bandi Sanjay steps down


With barely months until the Telangana Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Bandi Sanjay resigned as state party president on Tuesday.

Taking to Twitter, Bandi Sanjay said, “Officially signing off as @BJP4Telangana State President Thank you to Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi ji, Hon’ble HM Shri @AmitShah ji and @BJP4India President Shri @JPNadda ji, Shri @blsanthosh ji, Shri @shivprakashbjp ji, Shri @tarunchughbjp ji, Shri @sunilbansalbjp ji, Shri @MenonArvindBJP ji for giving a common karyakarta like me, a big opportunity to serve as president of @BJP4Telangana.”

He further added “I hope I have lived upto yours expectations. Heartfelt gratitude to @BJP4India Central party, @BJP4Telangana leaders & Karyakartas for the support, love and encouragement given during my tenure as State President. Special thanks to leaders and members of all Morchas, Sangrama Sena, employees of the State party office, Social Media warriors, electronic and print media. Grateful to people of Telangana who have welcomed me with open arms in every step during #PrajaSangramaYatra.

He continued “Always indebted to Karimnagar voters & Karyakarthas who made me what I am today.” Earlier in the day, the party’s Central leadership selected Etela Rajender, MLA and former Telangana minister, as Chairman of the Election Management Committee of the party’s state unit for the upcoming Assembly Elections in a massive organizational reshuffle.

Telangana will hold elections later this year, and the BJP sees itself as a strong contender to unseat the current K Chandrashekhar Rao-led BRS government.