More likely to join the ruling party

December 04, 2015 12:00 am | Updated March 24, 2016 01:49 pm IST - HYDERABAD:

“The net has been thrown for more legislators for TRS from other parties. A couple of MLCs from Congress were already in touch with TRS,” said a senior leader of the latter party.

This sums up the efforts of TRS leadership to strengthen its position in the legislature after having already got 77 out of 119 members in the Assembly and 20 out of 28 present members of the Legislative Council.

The TRS leadership firmly believes that its efforts will pay off because the TDP and Congress were in a helpless situation. The TDP almost gave up hopes of even putting up a fight in GHMC elections while the Congress lacked the fighting power to take on TRS.

In these circumstances, the leaders of the two parties will look for easy methods to cling to power.

“The MLAs and MLCs of TDP and Congress will look to renewal of their posts while shifting loyalty to TRS. And that is what the TRS has assured them”.

The TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao had not said no to anyone who came forward to join the TRS. Of course, he had his compulsions in some cases like in Nalgonda where he could not bypass the seniority of Energy Minister G. Jagadish Reddy to admit leaders from Congress. Mr. Rao also had to accommodate in corporations and other nominated posts TRS leaders who were sidelined by defections from other parties. But, the filling up of nominated posts itself was getting delayed.

The TRS leaders also feel that leaders who joined the party no longer had public interest in mind as they were only after power. The TDP leaders invariably joined TRS because of their antagonism with the Congress.

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