Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao
WARANGAL: Candidates belonging to the constituents of the Grand Alliance are still in dilemma regarding clarity on their ticket. The official candidates are facing rebels from both within the party and alliance partners.
The situation in Praja Rajyam Party is not better either. More dissidence and frustration rocked the party, isolating the official nominees.
The Congress candidates appear to be in comfortable position compared to all other parties in the fray for Assembly and Parliament elections in the district.
TDP senior leader Errabelli Dayakar Rao who secured ticket from Palakurthy Assembly seat sidelining the local leader N Sudhakar Rao is facing rough weather with ZPTCs and MPTCs revolting against him. He is unable to convince the party cadre leave alone going to the public for his campaign. In Narasampet, the TDP candidate Revuri Prakash Reddy is not getting the promised support from the Left and TRS parties as the TRS leaders went hiding ever since the ticket was announced in favour of TDP there.
In Warangal West Constituency, the TRS candidate D Vinay Bhaskar is campaigning all alone while the TDP and Left leaders are still engaged in seat sharing problems.
Both the CPI and CPI (M) leaders are away from the campaign as they are yet to sort out the seat sharing with TDP. The CPI got only Mahabubabad (ST) Parliament seat while the CPI (M) got none.
Unable to decide, the TDP and its partners are yet to announce the candidate for Warangal East even one day before the closing of nominations.
The dissidence that cropped up after the announcement of candidates in Congress was subsided with Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy making a personal call to all the leaders who failed to get a seat.
Meanwhile, the official candidates were busy campaigning in their respective constituencies thus reaching out to the electors while their contenders are seen nowhere around.