KCR, the face of Telangana Assembly Elections

When the people line up for voting, it is the face of the BRS leader Mr Chandrashekhar Rao they see and recollect how they benefitted from him. He is omnipresent and so are his welfare schemes. While the urban voters feel newly added infrastructure – wide roads, drains, spacious lung spaces and greenery, the rural people think of the welfare schemes that reached every household – pensions, Rythu Bandhu, benefits for widows, single women, physically challenged, beedi workers, weavers and every section in the village.

There are a few like Mr KT Rama Rao (Sircilla), T Harish Rao (Siddipet), V Satish (Husnabad), Errabelli Dayakar Rao (Palakurthy) and D Vinay Bhaskar (Warangal West) among some others who are non-controversial, sophisticated in their behaviour and personally liked by their voters who are an asset to the party. They are popular among their voters and the officials of various government departments.

A senior police officer of Husnabad said their MLA Mr Satish never interferes in any case or dictates terms to them. He is very friendly and always prompts them to do speedy justice in cases involving his party cadre only if they are on the right side. “He asks us to go by the rule book. He says just because he called, we should not manipulate the rules,” the police officer said.

So is the case with Mr KTR, T Harish Rao and Dayakar Rao, they never interfere with the duties of government officers. The officials adore them for their friendly treatment and respect. They are known for their patience, empathy and accessibility carrying their own personal charisma. The BRS party prospects are very secure in these constituencies.

Many of the candidates who could find a place in the first list of candidates for the Assembly elections released by CM KCR are facing rough weather in their respective constituencies. Many of them are unpopular among their voters and are facing some or other accusations. People began disliking them because of their brazen arrogance, inaccessibility and their focus on piling up personal wealth.

By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao