Telangana BJP President Bandi Sanjay Kumar has caught into controversy after he was seen carrying the footwear of Amit Shah outside a temple in Secunderabad on Sunday. The video of his act has been going viral and several opposition leaders are slamming and trolling Sanjay Kumar for being a slave for Delhi.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has been touring Telangana as part of his Mission South to prepare the party for the upcoming by-polls in the Munugode assembly constituency in the state and for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. On Sunday, Amit Shah visited the Ujjaini Mahankali temple in Secunderabad.
He was accompanied by state BJP Chief Sanjay Kumar and after offering prayers, Amit Shah exited the temple and Sanjay Kumar was seen carrying the shoes of Amit Shah and keeping them in front of the latter. In a caught-on-cam video, Sanjay Kumar was seen rushing before Amit Shah and picking up the latter's footwear. Sanjay Kumar then wears his own footwear and the video of this event has been going rampant on social media.
It is pertinent to note that Sanjay Kumar has also been serving as an MP. Telangana ruling TRS leader KT Rama Rao has shared the video and slammed Sanjay Kumar. Rama Rao said, "People of Telangana are watching Gujarati slaves who carry Delhi shoes and will reverse any attempt to denigrate Telangana's self-respect." TRS leader Y Sathish Reddy took to Twitter and wrote, "Telangana BJP state president MP Bandi Sanjay rushing to give footwear to his colleague MP Amit Shah!."
All India Congress Committee In charge of Telangana Manickam Tagore wrote, "Telangana BJP state president Sanjay Bandi takes shoes of Amit Shah...' Telugu Vari Atma Gauravam'. What's the position of Backward class leader in BJP see the truth." Another TRS leader M Krishank tweeted, "The speed and focus in bringing slippers show tomorrow BJP will keep our state at the feet of Amit Shah...Beware Telangana." Congress leader Addanki Dayakar has flayed Bandi Sanjay Kumar for denigrating Telangana.
Telangana BJP state president MP Bandi Sanjay rushing to give foot-ware to his colleague MP Amit Shah!— YSR (@ysathishreddy) August 22, 2022
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