Monday, December 5, 2022

Who is winning Telangana State?

  • Will there be break for KCR’s and a dip in TRS popularity?
  • Can BJP make inroads in Telangana?
  • Can Congress get back to its old glory?
  • A glimpse on present political situation in T state

Hyderabad: We can’t predict what is on the mind of CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) about next assembly elections, but speculations from opposition parties and from internal sources of TRS hint that once again KCR may opt for early elections. The scenario from opposition parties also looks to be the same with both BJP and Congress battling seriously with high voltage campaign pitch across state.

BRS on backburner

KCR, who had so far no competition worth its name in the state for TRS, for the first time appears to be a little worried, after going through survey reports from various strategists and from his own IB. Plans of focusing on national politics in the name of BRS are to be stopped for a while as he wants to set right the party and his MLAs. The fact that void created in state politics due to CM’s decision of getting into national politics is perfectly getting seized by opposition parties, particularly by Congress. After observing all these developments, TRS supremo, KCR changed his style and has been maintaining silence on national developments and seriously focusing on state issues which were pending for a long time.

Slight tilt towards the Congress

On the other hand, there is a slight tilt towards congress party in past few weeks, particularly in rural areas. TPCC Chief Revanth Reddy, who is known for political tactics and gamble, was successful in bringing key persons into his party. He is also focusing on urban areas and expecting joinings into the party in coming days. TRS Corporator Vijaya Reddy from Greater Hyderabad, Aswaraopet ex MLA Venkateswaralu resigned from the  ruling party and joined in the Congress. Vijaya Reddy, daughter of late P. Janaradhan reddy (PJR) will contest from Khairatabad on Congress ticket. TPCC chief also met students in Chanchalaguda jail who were arrested in the name of Secunderabad station attack against Agnipath scheme and also consoled family members of Rakesh who lost life in police firing. Gandhi Bhavan witnessed a new scene during the joining of Vijaya Reddy, with Komatireddy Venkata Reddy and Revanth reddy joining hands and standing  side by side, hinting that all are one in the party and no dissidence against each other. Revanth has his own plans, say his close aides, with party targeting 70 plus seats for a comfortable win, coming days will prove that only congress is alternative to TRS, strongly felt Telangana Congress leaders. Party is expecting more arrivals from Mahaboobnagar, Greater Hyderabad, Adilabad and from Khammam districts in coming days. Party came to a conclusion that Khammam, Warangal, Mahaboobnagar, Nizamabad will fetch them more seats in next assembly elections. All is well for party as of now, but can’t expect the same unity during tickets time for aspirants and elections time which is common and most worrying factor for party always, say Gandhi Bhavan sources.

BJP pins hopes on national executive meet

BJP, which came with a Tsunami in Dubbaka bypoll, GHMC and in Huzurabad bypoll looks to be on back foot for a few months. Party is maintaining silence over the developments in rival congress and pinning hopes on PM Modi’s public meeting which will be held on July 3rd at Parade grounds, Secunderabad. The group rivalry which is common in Congress party has been bothering the BJP after their spectacular performances in recent elections. Delhi leaders are focusing seriously on Telangana by fixing Hyderabad for National Executive party meeting which will take place on July 2nd. Senior leaders are busy to impress High Command about rising popularity of the party. Still a long way to go and no one knows how many seats party will win, but the fight for CM’s chair within the party is also worrying party cadres. Eatala Rajender met Home Minister Amit Shah few days back, reasons are unknown. Eatala was seen silent and not that much active in party meetings but after the meet with Amit Shah, the MLA started his campaign.  This might be due to some assurance given by Amit Shah about his political future in the party, say inner sources. There are speculations within the party that feud is running between TBJP President Bandi Sanjay and Eatala Rajender and party is split into two groups. If the suspecion is true, party will fail miserably at elections time, another BJP source felt.

KTR, Harish touring TS

TRS is mainly pinning hopes on the split of anti incumbency votes between Congress and BJP. At the same time, the party is also trying to solve the dissidence problem focusing to bring them under one umbrella. IT Minister K. Taraka Rama Rao and Health Minister T. Harish Rao are busy in touring the State by aiming guns against BJP and Congress and resolving local issues between the leaders. But it is voters who have to decide at the end to whom to vote for, but for now they are silently watching the gimmicks of political parties in the State.

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