- Etala gains mammoth support from villages
- Constituency will witness ‘Kurukshethra’ war, says Rajender
- War turns personal between Etala and KCR
- Tough fight in bypoll between seniors
Huzurabad: Etala Rajender held road show in three villages of his constituency on Tuesday. This is his first visit to Kamalapur after he resigned from TRS party and returned from Delhi. He received a mammoth reception from all sectors like women, youth, cadre, fans, and students’ wing with slogans “jai Etala”. Bike rallies were seen in Shambunapalli and kaneparthi villages in support of former minister. Police were heavily deployed to prevent any untoward incidents in view of the road show.
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Self-respect flag will be hoisted from Huzurabad: Etala
Etala Rajender addressed media at his residence in Kamalapur, Warangal’s urban district, after the road show. He said that people of Huzurabad are ready to support him and the flag of self-respect will be hoisted from Huzurabad Constituency in coming days. People here will repel conspiracies of ruling party. The election campaign will be like Kurukshethra war between kauravas and Pandavas and final win will be for dharma, Etala said. “Humiliated Students, youth, and unemployed will flock to Kurkshethra war in Huzurbad and I would not talk about those who read the Pragathi Bhavan script,” Etala said.
Ruling party trying to lure voters with money
Etala said that the ruling party leaders were trying to lure voters with money illegally, blackmailing the leaders and that it was not good for democracy. He said some leaders can be bought with money but they cannot buy people. He said that he will always be there for the people of the constituency and will keep them in his heart.
He warned that some people had become slaves to the TRS regime and would be punished if the insult common people. He said following the script provided by the superior and blaming him and insulting the people would be politically repulsed. He said that Huzurabad would be a heralding a great movement for self-respect struggle, for the rights of the oppressed people, for defending the constitution and taking the people forward from oppression and would pave the way for another movement.
TRS trying by all means to control damage
TRS leaders are trying by all means to control the damage for the party and preparing rest of the leaders for upcoming by poll. To retain Huzurabad seat, TRS has plan to come up with different strategies which were used in MLA elections, Sagar bypoll. Chief Minister K.Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) had directed senior leaders for a three month campaign which will be headed by him personally and with Ministers Harish Rao and Gangula Kamalakar would be there. KCR knows that any unfavourable result will not look good for the party and chance of raising voices within the party may be increase besides empowering the opposition parties. MLAs, MPTCs are directed to reach out to every voter before bypoll takes place.
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Wooing BC and Reddy leader to counter Etala?
Another strategy by TRS chief is to bring a BC leader from Karimnagar district into the party. Efforts are being made to bring in another BC leader to fill the BC leaders deficit created by the resignation of former minister Etela Rajendra. KCR is keen on taking TTDP President L. Ramana into party and for this party offered one of the MLC posts which are to be filled through MLAs’ quota and Governor’s quota.
On the other hand, TRS leaders found that BJP leader Peddireddy is not happy with the entry of Rajender into party. Knowing that, TRS leaders swung into action and wooing Peddireddy into TRS. There are rumours that Peddireddy will be offered to contest in by poll on TRS seat if he joins.
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District to be named after P.V. Narasimha Rao
The creation of a new district with Huzurabad as Head quarters has been a long standing demand. With this it can satisfy the demand of locals and neutralise the impact of Etala Rajender. Now the speculations are heard once again that Government has a plan to name P.V.Narasimha Rao district by withdrawing district status of Warangal (urban) and shift parts to Huzurabad.
Vangara, native place of former Prime Minister P.V.Narasimha Rao is just ten kilometres from Huzurabad town. Centenary celebrations will conclude in grand scale in a few days and KCR who is expected to visit Vangara where he is expected to announce the name of the new district.
Not easy for TRS, says ground report
Etala Rajender is well known to each and every voter of the constituency who has a strong base. The allegations against Rajender would not impact the grass root voters at present. They strongly believe that TRS chief sacked their leader in a crude and unjust manner. Rajender, who worked for the movement kept good communications in the constituency and BC voters are ready to support him in the bypoll. There is not that much vote bank for saffron in the constituency and it all depend upon Rajender’s goodwill and his tactics learnt during 20 years of association with his guru, KCR.
Rajender has a plan to field his wife Jamuna in the by-elections. If she loses also, his image will not be dented much and if she wins it will prove his clout. Will BJP give a chance to him to raise voice against KCR? Is a big point to be noted as it not happened with few leaders who joined saffron party earlier, say his aides.
But don’t forget that KCR and Harish combination can come up with a masterstroke. By poll may take place in September and until then it is tough time for Rajender to fight and counter ruling party’s gimmicks.
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