The Bharatiya Janata Party has set its eyes on professionals to join the party in the two Telugu States. The party top leadership had reportedly told the party units in the two Telugu States to look for professionals to join the party in large numbers.
The party is looking forward to the advocates, doctors, educationists and other professionals to come to the party, to give some positive look for the party. Though the party is firm on taking top leaders from the Congress and Telangana Rastra Samithi in Telangana and the Congress and the Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh, the focus is more on attracting the professionals.
The professionals like advocates and doctors are showing much interest in politics these days. It was only in 1983, when the TDP was launched, there were a large number of professionals who joined the politics and contested. Several advocates, doctors, teachers, engineers and others have come to politics with a call given by late N T Rama Rao while launching the TDP. Later on, but for some exceptions, there was no such a large-scale entry of professionals in the Telugu States.
BJP supremo and Union Home Minister Amit Shah had reportedly told the party chiefs in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to get in touch with the leading professionals and invite them to join the party. Accordingly, the party leadership in the two states is looking at the Bar Associations and the Indian Medical Association to tap some big names. The leaders are also looking at the professionals like retired engineers, chartered accountants and teaching professionals.
The BJP top leadership has some top names in the two Telugu States who are expected to join the party once Amit Shah begins his tour in the south. The TDP leaders in Andhra Pradesh too are also waiting for Shah to come after the current budget session of Parliament. It is to be seen how far the BJP would win these professionals as desired by the party top leadership.