ANDHRA PRADESH

Stage set for crucial TRS meet



Staff Reporter

Rebel trouble in the district gives headache to leadership



KCR to attend the extended party meetingTRS wins six Assembly seats in Warangal districtJayaprakash Reddy to hold meeting on January 20



WARANGAL: Crisis in the Telangana Rasthra Samithi (TRS) is likely to reach a logical end on January 16 when its president K. Chandrasekhara Rao visits the district for the extended party meeting. It was here in this district, the party faced major crisis with four of the six MLAs raising their voice against the party high-command.

The MLAs -- Dugyala Srinivasa Rao, Mandadi Satyanarayana Reddy, K Laxma Reddy and B. Sara Rani -- have been pointing a finger at Mr. Chandrasekhara Rao on one pretext or the other. They have remained defiant and refused to attend the party meetings or even talk to party senior leader A. Narendra.

Though Mr. Satyaranayana Reddy appears to have softened his stand against the party leadership, Mr. Srinivasa Rao and Mrs. Sara Rani remain defiant still. However, Mr. Laxma Reddy appears to be still undecided on his stand.

Strongbase

The TRS considers the Warangal as its strongbase and it was here the party won six Assembly and two Parliament seats -- the maximum number when compared to other Telangana districts. The strategies adopted by Mr. Chanrasekhara Rao to bring back the dissident MLAs into the party fold failed to yield results. His visit to the district is being considered as a last attempt in this direction.

Pamphlet distribution

Meanwhile, the party affairs in Chennur constituency, which is being represented by Mr. Srinivasa Rao have turned murky with his rivals distributing pamphlets against him.

Accusing Mr. Chandrasekhara Rao of being behind the exercise, Mr. Srinivasa Rao too launched a tirade against the Mr. Rao.

Notwithstanding the dissidence in the party, a majority of TRS cadre and second rung leaders are still rallying behind Mr. Chandrasekhara Rao.

Dissidents' meet

Meanwhile, legislator Toorpu Jayaprakash Reddy, who has already revealed his intention not to attend the TRSLP meting or the TRS meeting in Ramayampet, told reporters at Sangareddy that he decided to launch a platform for the development of Telangana.

He said that TRS dissidents would launch a programme for all-round development of the region under 'Telangana Abhivrudhi Sankharavam' at a public meeting at Sangareddy on January 20.

Mr. Reddy said that Mr. Satyanarayana Reddy would lead the development plank on behalf of dissidents.



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