TRS candidate and incumbent MLC Dr Palla Rajeshwar Reddy is ahead of others in the poll campaign as he already attended several meetings and programmes
Warangal Urban: With the notification for the election for the Warangal, Khammam and Nalgonda graduate MLC constituency likely to be released in the second or third week of February, the probable contestants from different parties and independents have intensified their campaigns.
However, TRS candidate and incumbent MLC Dr Palla Rajeshwar Reddy is ahead of others in the poll campaign as he already attended several meetings and programmes in Bhupalpally, Mahabubabad, Parkal, Warangal East and Warangal West and other constituencies in the combined Warangal district and in the combined Nalgonda and Khammam districts too.
Reddy seems to be solely depending on the government schemes and development works for his winning in the constituency. In an attempt to woo the voters, Reddy is reminding that the TRS government had filled a total of 1.30 lakh jobs in the last six years.
“It is also ensuring jobs to the youths in the private sector by encouraging the entrepreneurs to set up industries in Pharma and IT sectors. Since 2014, the government has given permission to a total of 13,800 companies by introducing the single window system and created 14.5 lakh jobs in the State,” he said and added that the government would implement the Pay Revision Commission (PRC) soon.
Speaking to ‘Telangana Today’, Narsampet MLA Peddi Sudarshan Reddy said that they were confident of the reelection of Palla Rajeshwar Reddy as the MLC. “The welfare schemes and development programmes being implemented by the TRS government will ensure his victory,” he added. Parkal MLA Challa Dharma Reddy also echoed the same views. However, a party leader Munigala Adinarayana Reddy, who actively involved in the Telangana movement, observed that the party loyalists, who were actively involved in the separate Telangana movement, must be involved in the campaign.
“With the government’s decision to fill the vacancies in various departments and promotions to the employees, the unemployed youth and employees are in favour of the State government. Earlier, there was some resentment among the jobless, but now they believe in TRS,” said Dr Bollikonda Veerender, a TRSV state leader.
Sources in the TRS also said that the government is also going to appoint the regular Vice-Chancellors to the universities in the State in an attempt to placate the alleged anger among the varsity teaching, non-teaching staff and students.
Meanwhile, Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) candidate Prof M Kodandaram, BJP candidate Gujjula Premender Reddy, Left parties candidate B Jayasarathi Reddy, Yuva Telangana Party candidate Rani Rudrama Reddy, Telangana Inti Party President Cheruku Sudhakar, news anchor Naveen Kumar Chintapandu alias Teenmar Mallanna and others have also accelerated their campaign. Surprisingly, the Congress is yet to announce its candidate. A Congress leader said that his party is likely to announce the candidate before February 7. “A booth level meeting is scheduled to be held in Warangal on February 7. Congress general secretary in charge of Telangana affairs Manickam Tagore will attend the meeting. The names of former MLC Ramulu Naik, Lambada Hakkula Porata Samithi leader Bellaiah Naik and TPCC secretary EV Srinivas Rao are in consideration for the ticket. But, we expect a Lambada community leader will be announced as the Congress candidate,” the Congress leader said.
According to the recent voter list released by the Election Commission, the total number of voters is 4,91,396. There are 3,23,457 males, 1,67,859 females and 80 transgenders among the total voters. The officials are going to conduct training sessions for the booth level officers and staff along with election returning and assistant returning officers in 12 districts.
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