- Poll will take place on March 14th
- Litmus test for TRS before Sagar bypoll
- Aggressive campaign by major parties
Hyderabad: The battle is on for the two upcoming MLC seats in Telangana between major parties, mainly between BJP and ruling TRS. While the former wants to prove it is the only alternate to the ruling party, the latter wants to show its strength before upcoming Sagar bypoll.
This seat has been with the BJP and the TRS never won this before. Ruling party TRS in the last minute announced S.Vani Devi as its candidate. She is the daughter of former Prime Minister, late, P.V. Narasimha Rao. Fielding her is a safe bet for KCR to grab the legacy of Narasimha Rao, to say only TRS honours the Telugu Pride who occupied the highest political position in the country. Wether this gamble would work has to seen. On the other hand, BJP fileded once again sitting MLC Ramchander Rao as its candidate. Ramchander Rao is a senior leader of the party, who is working as advocate. He started his Campaign after performing pooja at Jogulamba temple. Congress too fileded former Minister Chinna Reddy and in his support, TPCC working president Revanth Reddy started Campaign on Wednesday.
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In a big surprise move, TTDP fileded party’s President L.Ramana with a hope that graduates who are settled in Telangana will vote for him. But the main contest looks to be between BJP and TRS who will face strong challenge from Prof. K. Nageshwar Rao who won twice darlier. He is contesting as independent and his name is also in the race as main contender. Total 179 candidates are testing their luck for this seat.
Its a multi cornered battle and right now one can’t predict the result. For the first time, ruling party TRS is facing tough war which fielded P. Rajeshwar Reddy once again. He is the sitting MLC. The saffron party, which is confident on Hyderabad- Rangareddy-Mahaboobnagar seat, wants to wrest this one which launched aggressive campaign for a week. The party’s TS in charge Tarun Chugh will join the campaign on Thursday and the cadre from different parties will join BJP in his presence at Nalgonda on Thursday. It filed Premender Reddy.
Prof. Kodandaram in the battle
TJS President Prof. Kodandaram is testing his luck who has good name in Warangal constituency. He is well known during the Telangana Statehood movement. He was sidelined by ruling party after Telangana was formed in 2014. His entry into battle is creating interest and here it is a triangle fight between TRS, BJP and TJS as per political observers. 78 candidates are in the foray for this seat.
Will results reflect mood of Telangana
Political observers say that results will reflect mood of Telangana for 2023 elections. These two seats will cover nearly 75 Assembly seats. BJP, TRS will try to gain upper hand to prove to be the alternatives to each other. The results will not alter the strength and numbers of TRS in assembly, but it will certainly indicate how voters are thinking, felt a pollster. This is the main reason TRS Working President KTR took the election seriously and roped in MLAs, MPs and other leaders to carry the candidates to a winning position.
Will Saffron surge continue or ruling party will be able to apply breaks to winning stream of BJP? To know this we have to wait upto March 14th.