Hyderabad: TRS working president and Minister KT Rama Rao had categorically accused the BJP and Congress of collusion in the ongoing byelections to Huzurabad Assembly constituency. He stated that Congress had fielded a dummy candidate for benefit of BJP candidate Eatala Rajender and dared TPCC president A Revanth Reddy to prove him wrong by ensuring that Congress does not lose its deposit in the Huzurabad by-election.
In an informal interaction with the journalists at Telangana Bhavan here on Tuesday, Rama Rao exuded confidence that TRS would emerge victorious in the Huzurabad bypolls. While the dates for poll campaigning by TRS President and Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao are yet to be finalised, the TRS working president made it clear that he would not be campaigning in Huzurabad. He reminded that he did not campaign during Nagarjuna Sagar as well as Dubbak byelections. “We have three Ministers and local legislators as well as other party leaders campaigning on behalf of our party candidate. I do not see any need for me to personally campaign,” he said.
The TRS working president felt that Eatala Rajender might shift his loyalties to Congress shortly after the Huzurabad bypolls as the latter appears to be uncomfortable in associating himself with the BJP and its ideologies. Though Congress Legislative Party leader Bhatti Vikramarka was a good person, he stated that the former has been sidelined and the Congress was now being run by some corrupt leaders. “Our leader K Chandrashekhar Rao is a visionary, while leaders in Opposition parties are just televisionaries (confining themselves to television debates),” he said.
As part of efforts to strengthen TRS from grassroot level, a delegation of TRS leaders led by Rama Rao will visit Tamil Nadu and study the structure of DMK and AIADMK parties after the Telangana Vijaya Garjana meeting on November 15. He stated that both the regional parties have been voice of people of Tamil Nadu and have remained strong for several generations. Responding to a question whether the TRS government would extend support to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK president MK Stalin’s demand for abolition of NEET, he said the State government will take a decision that best suits for students of Telangana.
On the upcoming plenary of TRS, the party working president said about 6,500 invitees will attend the plenary where the party president would be elected. About 10 nominations have been filed supporting TRS founder President and Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for the post. He also urged people to postpone their travel or make alternate arrangements on November 15, as TRS had hired majority of TSRTC buses for its Telangana Vijaya Garjana meeting. He said that nearly 93 per cent of the State population have received Covid vaccination and nearly entire population will be vaccinated within next couple of weeks.
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