CM KCR’s masterstrokes leave the opposition parties in disarray

With only a few months to go for the Assembly elections in Telangana state, the ruling BRS party is fully charged and geared up for the event while the opposition parties still remain in chaos. The BJP seems to have lost steam with a change in guard, leaders remaining subdued and no activity in the party. The groupism, a new phenomenon to the party, rocks its future prospects. It has no field-level cadre but often the leaders claim to unseat the present regime. It is unable to find candidates worthy of contest in all the 119 Assembly seats.

The Congress party is unable to come out of its sobriquet ‘divided house’. There is no unity of command, a lack of political strategy and a proper slogan. TPCC president A Revanth Reddy and CLP leader Bhatti Vikramarka seems to have divided the party vertically while the seniors come out of their hibernation making a whimsical statement or two reminding people of their existence.

By accusing each other of backstabbing and conspiring against each other, the Congress leaders were reduced to a laughing stock among the people. The voters now find it difficult to repose faith in them and are left with no other choice but the BRS which holds great hope for their future. There are no leaders worth their salt in the political parties who can measure up to the acumen of seasoned politician and the BRS leader Mr KCR. He is known to play cards close to his chest.

His recent announcements delivering promises of farm loan waiver, podu land distribution and Rythu Bandhu to tribals, regularisation of jobs in various government departments, one lakh rupees assistance to traditional artisans, the much-awaited desire of RTC employees to merge the corporation with the government sector and so on left the leaders of opposition parties scramble for a poll plank.

With his vision and preparedness, CM KCR left no chance for the opposition parties in Telangana to take on him. Both the BJP and Congress leaders are to compete for second place in the ensuing Assembly elections and be contended. They should at the most eye for the second largest party in the Assembly to get Opposition party status.

By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao.