Rampant switching of leaders between TRS, Congress
With 2019 general elections fast approaching, the local leaders in villages, towns and cities are gauging and forecasting their future and shifting their alliances from one party to the other based on their own assessment.
Mahbubnagar: With 2019 general elections fast approaching, the local leaders in villages, towns and cities are gauging and forecasting their future and shifting their alliances from one party to the other based on their own assessment.
The leaders from Congress and TRS parties are jumping from one party to the other. In fact, the both Congress and TRS parties are competing in the district each other in attracting as many local leaders as they can into their fold before the commencement of general elections.
While it was only day before yesterday as many as 400 local leaders from Congress party of Kollapur mandal in Nagarkurnool joined the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) party in the presence of Minister for Panchayat Raj and Rural Development, Jupally Krishna Rao, the very next day, the Congress party attracted some 100 local TRS leaders from Chinnadhar pally of Mahbubnagar district to its fold, where they formally announced their alliance to Congress party in the presence of Alampur MLA Sampath Kumar and Obedulla Kotwal, Mahbubnagar District Congress President.
However, not stopping there, the TRS party leaders in Mahbubnagar went on to a step ahead and attracted Congress Party Senior leaders at the district level into their fold. Announcing this, Srinivas Goud, MLA Mahbubnagar said, “We are happy to announce that some of the Senior Congress leaders have joined into the fold of TRS party. We welcome them for showing their support and confidence on KCR and the TRS government.”
Among those who joined TRS party include Padmaja, Municipal councillor and District Women’s Congress President, Gopal Yadav, District Congress Vice President, Imran and Balraj Yadva, Town Youth Congress president and other members joined the TRS party in the presence of Srinivas Goud.
Political analysts in the district say that trading of leaders from one party to the other is common when the elections are nearing. The local cadre usually based on the common talk among the public and by their own assessment of the performance of each party.
“I feel next time the TRS party will not able to regain power, because first time it could win elections only because of youth and it has failed to meet their aspirations as the government had severely failed in announcing any major employment notifications. So, I expect the Congress will definitely come to power,” observed Shankar Nayak a local Congress leader.
At present, both the Congress and the TRS parties in the district are fighting neck to neck in the district to attract as many local leaders as they can to build a solid local strength in the villages and towns.
The TRS party leaders are leaving no stone unturned to publicise the various welfare schemes, development activities and unique initiatives taken by the government to improve the health, education, agriculture, irrigation and basic amenities like building roads, laying pipelines and supplying drinking water and etc. programmes, on the other hand the Congress party is highlighting the failures of the TRS government and campaigning for unemployment youth, growing farmers suicides, rampant corruption in the irrigation projects and excess and unnecessary government spending and creating financial burden on the exchequer.
“With the quantum of development activities taken up and touching every section of the society, definitely the TRS party is moving on the right path. Of course, there are difficulties and sometimes some issues concerning a particular section may not have been touched up on but one should remember that in just three and half years making every one satisfied is also not possible. So, people must give some more time for the TRS government,” opined Chander Nayak, a local TRS leader while giving his perspective.
By: Amguthr Raju