With barely a fortnight to go for the BJP's proposed public meeting in Parade Grounds, the BJP now has a big worry. Will the Secunderabad Railway Station Arson over the Agnipath scheme cast a shadow on the public meeting, which is being organized as part of the partyâ€™s national executive committee meeting?
The BJP wanted to make this a massive show of strength and gather a huge crowd for the public meeting. The key leaders of the party will fan out into the rural interiors of Telangana to explain about the party's stand. Now, it feels that the protests against the new army recruitment scheme 'Agnipath' could affect this program.
It feels that the party leaders could be greeted with protests in various places and would turn the heat on the party leaders. The party is also apprehensive that some protesters might sneak in in the guise of BJP supporters and create a ruckus at the public meeting, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address.
The party also feels that the issue could snowball into a major controversy and mar the image of the party. The BJP has already accused the MIM and the TRS of fomenting the trouble. It said that this was a cheap trick played by the ruling TRS in the state. The party is now afraid that KCR, who is eyeing a national profile, could do everything he can to attack the BJP.