Party facing torrid time in the aftermath of elections
NALGONDA: The district office of Telangana Rashtra Samithi wore a deserted look on Monday even as the crisis in the party district unit has further deepened following the latest resignations by several party leaders.
The resignations by the party district unit president B Somi Reddy and former TRS youth wing president Jitta Balakrishna Reddy of Bhongir, besides the party floor leader in the Zilla Parishad K. Ramulu and several others came as a big blow to the party which is facing a tough time in the aftermath of the general elections.
The debacle of the party in the recent elections has cast a shadow on the ambitious plans of the TRS leadership to strengthen the party in Nalgonda district, considered the political nerve centre of south Telangana.
The party district office located in a rented building at Ramagiri in the town has remained virtually deserted ever since the crisis hit the party after the dissidents raised a banner of revolt against party president K. Chandrasekhar Rao.
With the resignation of Somi Reddy to the TRS district president’s post, the senior leaders of the party are contemplating to shift the party district office to some other place from the existing building which was taken on rent by Mr Reddy during his tenure.
When contacted, TRS vice-president K. Yadagiri Reddy said that the resignations by some of the party leaders would in no way affect the interests of the party. “Only the opportunistic elements had left the party with selfish political motives and the committed cadres are in tact,” he remarked.
“A plan is on the anvil to shift the party district office to a centrally located place and reorganise the party by this month-end,” he said.
“Our leadership is planning to revitalise the party from the grassroots level and give a fillip to the separate Telangana movement soon after ashadam,” quipped another senior leader pleading anonymity.