Unfulfilled promises worry T Cong
Unfulfilled Promises Worry Telangana Congress. The T Congress leaders, who hoped to ride high in the ensuing elections taking credit for making T state a reality, are now on tenterhooks.
The T Congress leaders, who hoped to ride high in the ensuing elections taking credit for making T state a reality, are now on tenterhooks. Senior leaders like Telangana PCC president, working president, Election Campaign and Manifesto Committee leaders and former ministers are spending anxious moments. Anti-incumbency, non-implementation of promises and groupism in the Assembly constituencies have become a cause of worry for the leaders on their winning prospects.
PCC president P Lakshmaiah, who won from Jangaon Assembly constituency in Warangal district for three consecutive terms, is not interested in contesting from the same constituency this time. Voters are unhappy that he had not fulfilled the promises that he made. Drinking water crisis in Jangaon town and lack of irrigation facility in rural areas are some of the problems which remain unattended. Lakshmaiah wants to contest from Bhongir Parliamentary constituency and leave Jangaon Assembly to his daughter-in-law Vaishali.
Party’s working president N Uttam Kuamr Reddy is facing tough time in Huzurnagar Assembly constituency in Nalgonda district where he is facing stiff fight from YSRCP and TDP. Though Reddy strove for all-round development of the constituency, he is not receiving support from people. The reason is that he is a ‘non-local’. Senior Congress leaders are not extending support to him. Hence Uttam is planning to shift to Kodad Assembly constituency from where he was elected MLA in 1999 and 2004. Campaign Committee chairman and former Deputy Chief Minister D Rajanarasimha, who was elected from Andole Assembly constituency in Medak district for two consecutive terms, is under pressure. People are opposing him for not solving their problems which include supply of safe drinking water in rural areas and creation of employment for youth. As TRS is emerging as a strong force in the district, he is said to be contemplating to field his wife Padmini from Sanga Reddy constituency.
Three-time MLA and Congress Election Manifesto Committee chairman D Sridhar Babu is facing tough time from local leader P Madhu, who recently joined TRS. Anti-incumbency and group politics are said to be worrying the former minister in Manthani Assembly constituency in Karimnagar district. Former Major Irrigation Minister P Sudharshan Reddy is facing the ire of people for not completing the pending irrigation projects, particularly the Nizam Sagar project on the Godavari, which is the lifeline for the farmers of Bodhan Assembly constituency from where he was elected for three consecutive times.
Senior leader K Jana Reddy, who represents Nagarjuna Sagar Assembly constituency, may find it tough to win this time. TDP senior leader T Chinnapa Reddy, who lost the election in 2009, consolidated his position. He gained the sympathy of the people after his properties were confiscated by the government reportedly under the influence of Reddy.
National Disaster Management Authority vice-chairman and senior leader M Shashidhar Reddy is also not sure of winning the election this time. The demand for development of slums and allotment of places for graveyards for Hindu and Muslim communities has been pending since long. Other ministers B Saraiah in Warangal (East) Assembly constituency, Ramireddy Venkat Reddy elected from Palair constituency in Khammam district, G Prasad Kumar (Vikarabad constituency in Ranga Reddy district) and M Mukhesh Goud (Goshamahal) and senior party leaders T Jayaprakash Reddy (Sanga Reddy in Medak), T Narsa Reddy (Gajwel in Medak), D Sudheer Reddy (LB Nagar) and R Damodar Reddy in Suryapet Assembly constituency too are facing similar situation.