Hyderabad Civic Polls: What at Stake for The BJP and TRS?
The Big StoryNovember 30, 202000:16:28

Hyderabad Civic Polls: What at Stake for The BJP and TRS?

Greater Hyderabad is going for civic polls on 1 December and the BJP is leaving no stone unturned to gain some ground.

From deploying political heavyweights like Union Ministers Amit Shah, Smriti Irani, UP CM Yogi Adityanath to raising the communal rhetoric — the party seems to be fighting this election tooth and nail.

While the BJP has promised to free Hyderabad from the "Nawab Nizam culture" and rechristen the state to "Bhagyanagar", Chief Minister KCR is feeling the heat of this high-octane campaign in his own turf and has been compelled to give it as much importance as the BJP is giving. In his rallies, KCR urged people to not get influenced by what he describes as "outsider politicians" and “to save Hyderabad from divisive forces”.

But why is the BJP stressing so much on the municipal elections — what is the game plan here? And what it at stake for the TRS? Tune in!

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