LIFE

An anti-climax?

The `hungama' he caused for a `cause' ultimately ended in a whimper.

The news of IAS officer, K. Narayana, planning to quit the service and join the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) was well advertised in advance and media representatives in large numbers gathered at Secretariat to catch the action.

As the drama unfolded, the Telugu Desam sought to pull Narayana out of the TRS spell and its representatives got closeted with him.

The TRS leaders, too, rushed in a bid to persuade him against a change of mind and the plot really thickened on Wednesday afternoon.

The IAS officer kept every one on tenterhook till he left the place and in between had a brief talk with the Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, too. In the end, it turned out that the Deputy Secretary with the Department of Public Enterprises had done an about turn. But even the well- made calculations going awry is not new for the TRS.

Didn't the party nominee for the last year's election for Mayor, G. Madhusudhan Reddy, withdrew from contest in the last minute, leaving the party bosses red faced?