The Congress party cancelled its campaign on Monday and its president Mallikarjun Kharge too cancelled his visit unable to face the leaders who were denied tickets. There is utter chaos and confusion in every district as expected candidates were set aside and those who joined recently were accommodated by Revanth Reddy and his clique.
The party is virtually divided into many groups now. Many candidates are stating that they would be in the fray as rebel candidates or contest as independent candidates. The minority cell leaders accused Revanth Reddy of selling away the party tickets. In Warangal for instance, SC cell leader Namindla Srinivas who has been with the party for a long time was denied a ticket from the Wardhannapet assembly constituency. A retired police officer Nagaraju who joined the party recently managed to get the ticket.
Similarly, former DCCB president Janga Raghava Reddy who aspired for a ticket from Palakurthy or Warangal West was ignored. He said now those rich and influential are getting the party ticket and not those who were the party through thick and thin. Meanwhile, the campaign by Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shiva Kumar cost the party dearly. His claim that they were giving five hours of power to farmers in his state did not go well here in Telangana.
In Telangana state, the BRS government is giving 24-hour free power supply. In contrast, the Karnataka leaders are making false claims. Scores of farmers from that state are staging protests all over including in Telangana state. Those farmers are asking the Telangana people not to believe in the promises of the Congress party which disappointed them.
Even Rahul Gandhi’s statements failed to impress the voters. He lacks knowledge of ground realities and just reads out the text given to him by the local leaders. He vowed to scrap the Dharani service, which benefitted the farmers immensely. Chief minister Mr KCR has been questioning this explaining the people in detail.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao