Union Home Minister and BJP National President Amit Shah will visit Hyderabad today to launch the nationwide membership drive of the party. He will also attend a state-level meeting with the BJP leaders at Shamshabad.

Shah's decision to launch the membership drive in Telangana was a clear signal that the party's national leadership was keen to see BJP coming to power in the state in the 2023 assembly elections, Laxman said.

 BJP plans to add 12 lakh members to the existing 18 lakh in Telangana, he said. The state leader hit out at the TRS for allegedly not implementing Central schemes, including the Ayushman Bharat health scheme.

Amit Shah is visiting Hyderabad for the first time after the Lok Sabha elections.