The opposition parties BJP and Congress remain in disarray while the BRS is on hustings in Telangana. The leaders of BJP and Congress who make tall claims of unseating the ruling BRS remain a divided house with internal bickering. They were trying to settle the score with their own party leaders. Each one is trying to gain an upper hand and have a final say in the party as the Telangana state is going for Assembly elections within a few months.
Within the BJP, Eatela Rajender who joined the party a year ago and his followers are lobbying for the party president post while those who are associated with the party for a long time favour the continuance of Bandi Sanjay who is believed to have rejuvenated the party. Thus the war between the old-timers and newcomers within the BJP is bogging the party’s high command in New Delhi. Amid several formulas to bring coordination among leaders floating, the high command remains silent for now.
The situation in the Congress party is no different as the seniors remain inactive and refuse to cooperate with TPCC president A Revanth Reddy. They see him as arrogant and adamant giving little respect and importance to the seniors. Revanth seems to be desperate to bring glory to the party and hence he is asking the leaders who left the party to come back and strengthen his hands.
Even before going to polls, the competition for the Chief Minister post is intense with CLP leader Batti Vikramarka who is on a peoples’ march eyeing the post while Revanth Reddy appears confident of bagging the CM post. Leaders of both parties are seen very little in public as they are busy putting their houses in order and competing to snatch their piece of cake leaving the electioneering to the winds.
The ruling BRS is far ahead in the election campaign with the seniors and responsible leaders – president K Chandrashekhar Rao, working president KT Rama Rao and senior leader T Harish Rao going all over the state reaching out to people and explaining the consequences of elections outcome.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao