Hyderabad: As preparations are on for the by-election to Huzurabad Assembly seat vacated recently by former minister Eatala Rajender, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Telangana has started its preparatory meeting at its state office here on Monday.
BJP's incharge for Telangana Tarun Chug, party's Telangana unit president Bandi Sanjay, BJP OBC Morcha president Dr Laxman, MP Arvind Dharampuri and other leaders attended the meeting.
Rajender, who had joined the BJP last week, after he was dropped from the State Cabinet by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao on allegations of land encroachment,had resigned from Huzurabad constituency, which he had been representing since 2009.
However, the former minister was accorded a warm welcome when he reached the BJP office.Ending his two-decade-old association with Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS),he visited the BJP office for the first time after joining the party in Delhi.
Rajender, who will be contesting the by-election as the BJP candidate, discussed the party's election strategy with the leaders.
Meanwhile, the BJP state chief said Rajender played a key role in Telangana movement and claimed that real Telangana activists are joining BJP.
Former MP Vivek, Swamy Goud and several other leaders have joined BJP and many more will join the party in coming days, the MP added.