Status of TRS in Nizamabad ఏప్రిల్ 25, 2011Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, compromise, conflict resolution, Congress, elections, Harish, Identity, Medak, Mulki, Nizamabad, politics, regionalism, TDP, Telangana, TRS.
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TRS loses sheen in Nizamabad
April 25, 2011 DC Correspondent, Nizamabad
April 24: Lack of leadership and perennial dissidence and revolts against the party high command have adversely affected the activities of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) in Nizamabad district. Since its inception in 2002, the party has been losing its sheen gradually. TRS founder members and senior leaders are leaving the party and joining other political parties. It may be noted that leaders and activists of Nizamabad had extended strong support to the TRS in the initial days.
TRS chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao was unable to show his party’s strength in his native Medak district in the 2002 local body elections, but people of Nizamabad voted for the TRS and gave a chance for the Zilla Parishad chairman’s post and 23 out of 36 mandal parishad presidents’ posts. TRS leaders S. Santosh Reddy, G. Sadanandam and G. Anita served as zilla parishad chairpersons for two terms. Former TRS MLAs S. Santosh Reddy of Armoor and G. Ganga Reddy of Dichpally resigned from the party and joined the ruling Congress.
The party’s single MLA E. Ravinder Reddy of Yellareddy Assembly constituency has also faced discomfort with the party high command several times. Party former ZP chairman G. Sadanandam has also joined the Congress. Former MP and founder member of the TRS M. Narayana Reddy and TRS senior leader Dr J. Bapu Reddy have left the party, while TRS district unit president A.S. Poshetty and senior leader Dr R. Bhupathi Reddy rejoined the party.
Immature decisions of party high command adversely affecting the TRS cadre in the district. Instead of appreciating hard work and loyalty, the party supremo is allegedly encouraging the financially sound, readymade leaders and of a particularly community leaders in the district, the leaders complain. TRS chief’s nephew and Siddipet MLA T. Harish Rao had tried to set right the situation in the district, but in vain. Presently, KCR’s daughter and Telangana Jagruti president K. Kavita is concentrating on Nizamabad district party affairs. Selfish and controversial leaders holding the key positions in the party and demoralising entire system, the party sources opine.
Speaking to this newspaper, a leader from Armoor area said that the TRS is now riding the Telangana wave though it was not strong organisationally. He said the party may field candidates under Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) banner instead of TRS. Telangana sentiment is strong in particular pockets, but TRS had lost its strength due its own mistakes, he admitted