ANDHRA PRADESH

Revolt within TRS subsides

EVERYTHING IS FINE: TRS MLAs - D. Srinivas Rao and M. Satyanarayana Reddy - coming out after meeting the party president K. Chandrasekhar Rao in Hyderabad on Thursday. - Photo: Satish H.

EVERYTHING IS FINE: TRS MLAs - D. Srinivas Rao and M. Satyanarayana Reddy - coming out after meeting the party president K. Chandrasekhar Rao in Hyderabad on Thursday. - Photo: Satish H.  

Recent public outbursts a mistake, `admit' two legislators

Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: The revolt within Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) caused by the open criticism of the party leadership by two MLAs - Mandadi Satyanarayana Reddy and D. Srinivas Rao - subsided on Thursday after they offered an explanation to party president K. Chandrasekhar Rao.

They were reported to have admitted that it was a mistake to air their views publicly instead of confiding at the legislature party meeting like other MLAs on Wednesday.

Wrong signals

Senior party leader A. Narendra had received flak at the meeting for his recent outbursts. The MLAs attributed the poor show of the party in the polls to Mr. Narendra's remarks and wrong signals sent out about the activities of Telangana Jagarana Sena (TJS). Mr. Narendra himself agreed that it was a mistake to speak out strongly but he did it to pep up the party cadre.

Denying that there was anything wrong with the party, the two MLAs later told reporters that anti-Telangana forces had blown their comments out of proportion.

At their meeting with Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao, the MLAs were reported to have said that their comments against him and Mr. Narendra were borne out of frustration that the TRS legislature party leader G. Vijayarama Rao did not take them into confidence in the Warangal Municipal Corporation poll. Mr. Satyanarayana Reddy nursed a grouse against Mr. Vijayarama Rao that he was not even consulted in the selection of candidates although he was the local MLA.

TJS sammelan

Earlier, Mr. Vijayarama Rao said that there was no crisis in the party as made out by the media. He denied any move to disband TJS in view of the drubbing the party received in elections. Its chief commander Umakant was, however, being replaced on health grounds. The party was looking for a leader from minorities to head the organisation.

The Maha Sainik Sammelan of TJS, which was proposed here this month, may be postponed by a few days on account of the change of leadership, he added.

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