Hyderabad : Tejasvi Surya, BJP youth wing president, on Tuesday waxed lyrical about his party's tall ambitions in South India.
The entire South India would be saffronised in 2-3 years, beginning with the party's victory in Greater Hyderabad civic polls, he predicted.
The winds of change blowing in Hyderabad and Telangana, he said, would lead to BJP's victory in Tamil Nadu and Kerala in 2-3 years.
The MP from Bengaluru was campaigning for BJP in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections scheduled on December 1.
According to him Hyderabad and Telangana deserved a change and only BJP could bring about this.
He said GHMC polls would set the tone for Assembly elections in Telangana, which BJP will win.
"This will be followed by Tamil Nadu and Kerala and BJP flag will fly high in the entire South India," he said.
The GHMC polls, according to him, are not mere municipal polls and the whole nation is watching Hyderabad.
He slammed Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao for promoting family rule and alleged that Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) are two faces of the same coin.
"KCR wants to make Hyderabad into Istanbul. It's the capital of Turkey which is a Muslim country and whose president (Recep Tayyip) Erodgan speaks against Hindus," said Surya.
He also alleged that AIMIM wants to convert Hyderabad of India into Hyderabad of Pakistan.
Terming AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi new avatar of founder of Pakistan Mohammed Ali Jinnah, he said vote to Owaisi in Hyderabad would make him strong in Maharashtra, Bihar and Muslim localities in Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.
"We must defeat him. We will not let this Islamisation happen," he said and vowed to change Hyderabad into Bhagyanagar.
IANS report with edits