The Congress leader and former minister Shabbir Ali who vowed to defeat CM KCR in Kamareddy now seems to be in dilemma. He is reportedly searching for a safe constituency to win the Assembly election. Mr Shabbir Ali’s name did not find a place in the first and second lists of candidates released by the Congress party for the Telangana Assembly elections.
Earlier, Mr Ali made tall claims that he would ensure the defeat of Mr KCR and stated that the people of the constituency were with him. Now, he is reportedly thinking of another constituency. Since he was wavering, the AICC is waiting for his final decision. A few days ago, the Congress party leaders claimed that TPCC president A Revanth Reddy would take on KCR in Kamareddy. But that talk has subsided now for the reasons better known to the Congress leaders.
Both the BJP and Congress leaders said they would ensure the defeat of CM KCR both in Gajwel and Kamareddy. But neither of the parties found a leader worth his salt to date.
The BJP leader Eatela Rajender seems to contesting the Gajwel seat against CM KCR. He is just counting on the Mudiraj votes on whom he does not have any absolute control. No leader ever won the election just counting on votes of a single community. MRPS leader Manda Krishna Madiga lost both in Madhira and Wardhannapet in the past counting just on Madiga community votes. En masse, a community does not vote for a candidate just because one belongs to them.
Similarly, Eatela Rajender is sure to bite the dust in Gajwel. His position in Huzurabad constituency is not so good this time going by the public opinion there.
CM KCR is contesting from Gajwel and Kamareddy only to influence the prospects of the party in both districts. He is very comfortable in Gajwel which he is representing now and does not have any doubt.
People are seriously thinking about the ability of both BJP and Congress parties to win and rule the state even before they can decide on their candidates.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao