BJP to rope in Swaraj, senior leaders for Telangana bypolls

Seeking to boost its chances in next month`s bypoll in Telangana region, BJP in Andhra Pradesh today decided to rope in Opposition Leader in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and other senior leaders for campaigning.

Last Updated: Jun 24, 2010, 22:02 PM IST

Hyderabad: Seeking to boost its chances in
next month`s bypoll in Telangana region, BJP in Andhra Pradesh
today decided to rope in Opposition Leader in the Lok Sabha
Sushma Swaraj and other senior leaders for campaigning.

Besides Swaraj, her deputy in the Lok Sabha Gopinath
Munde and incharge of BJP affairs in AP Prakash Javdekar are
among the senior leaders who would take part in the
campaigning, state BJP general secretary N Ramachander Rao
said.

BJP is contesting only in Nizamabad assembly constituency
among the 10 seats going for bypolls on July 27. The bypolls
are necessitated as the sitting MLAs, including BJP`s Y
Lakshminarayana from Nizamabad, quit their posts in support of
separate Telangana demand.

Lakshminarayana would face state Congress president D
Srinivas who announced that he will contest the bypoll from
Nizamabad.

State BJP president G Kishan Reddy held a meeting with
several state party leaders including former Union Minister B
Dattatreya and others on the preparations for the bypolls
today, Rao said.

The party has also appointed three panels -- campaign
committee, election management committee and coordination
committee -- for the bypolls, he said.

BJP has decided to support the Joint Action Committee
(JAC)-backed TRS candidates in the nine other seats.

PTI