Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath held a grand road show in Hyderabad on Saturday as part of the BJP’s high-profile campaign for the next week’s municipal elections. Yogi Adityanath was standing on a makeshift platform on top of a bus along with the BJP chief of the state and Karimnagar MP Bandi Sanjay, this road in Jedimetla area of Hyderabad was crowded with party workers.
The road show featured dancers from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (two Telugu states) and cultural traditions from Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan and UP, a sign that the BJP will leave no stone unturned to make an impact in this election.
The UP chief minister will also hold a road show with a public meeting at Lal Darwaza in Old City, Hyderabad, which is widely seen as a stronghold of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM). Buoyed by its victory in the assembly by-election for Dabka seat earlier this month, the BJP has taken these Hyderabad civic elections as an opportunity to make a place for itself in the southern state.
So far, the party has managed to lead only in Karnataka, where it formed the government after the controversial fall of the Congress-JDS alliance last year.