Hyderabad: The ruling TRS accepted the people’s verdict in the bypoll to Huzurabad Assembly constituency with humility and vowed to work harder for the people of Telangana including voters of Huzurabad constituency. The party leadership also thanked the party leaders and workers who worked tirelessly for the party candidate Gellu Srinivas Yadav during the bye-election. […]
Hyderabad: The ruling TRS accepted the people’s verdict in the bypoll to Huzurabad Assembly constituency with humility and vowed to work harder for the people of Telangana including voters of Huzurabad constituency. The party leadership also thanked the party leaders and workers who worked tirelessly for the party candidate Gellu Srinivas Yadav during the bye-election.
In a tweet, TRS working president and Minister KT Rama Rao said in the last 20 years, TRS has seen many highs and lows. Stating that the Huzurabad bypoll result will not be of much significance or consequence, he complimented TRS candidate Gellu Srinivas Yadav for putting up a spirited fight.
He also thanked and applauded the tireless efforts of Ministers T Harish Rao, Koppula Eeshwar and Gangula Kamalakar as well as MLAs, TRS party leaders and cadre who toiled hard in Huzurabad electioneering. He thanked the social meda warriors who have been relentless in campaign. “I appeal to all TRS workers to work with increased resolve to forge ahead in future battles,” he said.
Finance Minister T Harish Rao who was the incharge of Huzurabad bypolls, too thanked people of Huzurabad constituency for voting in a large numbers and stated that he accepts the people’s verdict in Huzurabad Assembly elections with all humility. He also thanked the party leaders and cadre who strove hard for the party’s victory in the byelection. He said the BJP and the Congress which fight against each other at the national level, had colluded for Huzurabad bypolls by setting aside their political ideologies which was noticed by people of the Telangana.
“The TRS’ vote share has not affected due to the Congress-BJP joint fight. However, the party has never glorified its victory nor got demorlised with its defeats. The result of one bye-election will not affect the party in the State. Instead, TRS will work with more vigour for welfare and development of people of Telangana notwithstanding the poll results,” he added.
Cong failed to transform people’s support: Komatireddy
Despite tall claims, the Congress party’s disastrous performance in the Huzurabad bypoll has not gone down well with senior leaders in the State. Reacting to the bypoll verdict, Bhongir MP Komatireddy Venkat Reddy said, “The Congress has good presence and support in Huzurabad constituency. Yet, the party has not made any attempts to transform the people’s support into votes,” he said. “It has been nearly five months since Eatala Rajender resigned from Assembly but Congress party did not take any serious measures to consolidate its presence in Huzurabad. Till the election notification was issued, not a single meeting was organised,” he further added.
“Congress party has not fought the Huzurabad election with the same intensity and commitment as it fought in Dubbak and Nagarjuna Sagar by-polls. All the ground realities pertaining to Huzurabad will be explained to the party high command,” said Komatireddy. Sangareddy MLA T Jagga Reddy charged NSUI State president Balmoori Venkat Narsing Rao was made a scapegoat by fielding him as a candidate in the Huzurabad by-poll.
“Had Congress managed to secure deposit in Huzurabad, then Revanth Reddy followers would have said it was because of TPCC president’s leadership. Now, that Congress lost deposit in the election, we are being blamed,” Jagga Reddy said. Former MP Ponnam Prabhakar too expressed his unhappiness over the party’s strategy in the Huzurabad by-poll. “This is not BJP’s victory but Eatala’s victory. However, Congress party high command has to review its strategies and factors for loss in Huzurabad election,” Ponnam Prabhakar said.
Meanwhile, owning up responsibility for the party’s poor performance in the Huzurabad election, TPCC president A Revanth Reddy said he would comment on the election outcome in the future. He appealed to the party cadre not to get disappointed with the outcome and assured that the party would work with renewed energy. Regarding party senior leaders comments on the Huzurabad verdict, Revanth Reddy said, “Senior leaders have the freedom to express their views. We will discuss those aspects in our internal meetings. As a leader, I have few limitations.”
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