Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Kerala would become the strongholds of BJP, party national president and Union Home Minister Amit Shah said it was for people of Telangana to decide whether they wanted their State to be the first among the three states to become BJP’s bastion.

After winning a massive mandate for the second consecutive term for BJP and personally taking over as Union Home Minister, Amit Shah visited Telangana for the first time on Saturday.

Referring to BJP’s performance in Lok Sabha elections in Telangana, which secured 19 per cent of the vote, a huge jump from earlier tally, he said,'You have laid a strong foundation on which the party will build a grand building.' He said the party stood a chance to form a government in the State soon.

Shah was in Hyderabad to launch the party’s membership drive in Telangana, revising the earlier set target of 12 lakh to 18 lakh. 

He urged the party cadres to enrol people from all sections of the society, pointing out that he was keen to see an inclusive organisation.