TRS is not KCR family, only the family members are sweating it out for T movement మే 5, 2013Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, compromise, corruption, drama, elections, Harish, KCR, KTR, politics, struggle, Telangana, TRS.
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Thanks to TRS, new dynasty rises in Telangana
J R Prasad, New Indian Express, 5 May 2013
Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhar Rao’s dream of carving out a Telangana state still eludes him, so he is busy putting together the political dreams of the next generation in his family. TRS appears to be the latest entrant in the long list of political leaders bitten by the dynasty bug.
Chandrasekhar Rao’s son K Taraka Rama Rao and nephew T Harish Rao play a key role in deciding the day-to-day affairs of the party. Rama Rao represents Siricilla segment in the Assembly whereas Harish Rao is the MLA from Siddipet.
With his son and nephew at the helm of affairs, Chandrasekhar Rao has cleared the decks for his daughter K Kavitha, who has been playing a key role in the Telangana movement by taking up non-political issues concerning the region with her outfit Telangana Jagruthi, to take the political plunge.
Kavitha is likely to get her first taste of electoral politics in the 2014 polls by contesting the Nizamabad Lok Sabha seat. Kavitha sitting on the dais at the 12th formation day meeting of the TRS, held on April 27 at Armoor in Nizamabad district lends credence to this argument.
Twelve years ago when he launched the TRS, Chandrasekhar Rao said he had started the party with an aim to bring statehood to Telangana and he promised that he would never allow his family members to interfere in party affairs. Now, the TRS has become a family fiefdom of Rao with his kin calling the shots in the party.
Rao often draws flak from his critics and political rivals for this. Latest to attack the TRS boss is former MP Chada Suresh Reddy, who had quit the Telugu Desam Party to join the TRS three years ago. “Chandrasekhar Rao’s fight was not for the sake of separate Telangana but for the sake of his family development,” Reddy criticised, who now stands suspended.
The TRS chief, a silver-tongued politician, always rules out the charges of his critics that he is using the Telangana movement to get political power for his family. In retaliation against the jibes of his critics, he says, “I am not simply making members of my family play key roles in the party. I allot them suitable positions in the party only after considering their services. All of them are sweating it out to intensify the Telangana movement.”