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TRS scraped through in Parkal జూన్ 16, 2012

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Parkal result a wake up call for Telangana Rashtra Samithi
Arun Kumar Govindraj, TNN, June 16, 2012

HYDERABAD: The close finish in Parkal between K Chandrasekhar Rao’s Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and Jaganmohan Reddy’s YSR Congress has thrown up serious questions about the strength of the ongoing separate Telangana movement with the TRS itself admitting that it needs to regroup and introspect.

TRS ought to be worried by the slender majority of 1,562 votes by which its candidate Moluguri Bikshapati won as Parkal lies in the heart of Telangana statehood movement — Warangal. TRS earlier had boasted that it would win by a majority of 35,000-40,000 votes. But evidently, the voter was equally divided between the pro-Telangana protagonist and a party which espouses the united Andhra cause.

In fact, the fight turned out to be a bit like a T-20 cricket match with leads swinging back and forth between the TRS and YSR CP. Bhikhapati, who was leading comfortably with 5,999-vote lead till the 12th round, slipped to a slender majority of 283 votes in the 17th round. At one point, YSR CP’s Konda Surekha led by 16 votes. The TRS candidate gained in the last 19th round and snatched victory. But where did the TRS calculations go wrong? The Friday’s result is not only a wake up call for the party but raises questions on the effectiveness of the movement. (మరింత…)

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Tight finish between TRS and YSRC in Parkal జూన్ 14, 2012

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It’s neck and neck for YSR Congress, TRS

TNN | Jun 13, 2012

PARKAL: The Konda couple are confident while the Telangana protagonists are no less optimistic of winning the seat with the massive turnout of the electorate in the bypolls on Tuesday. Nearly 84% of the total 1,87,222 voters in Parkal, Atmakur, Geesukonda and Sangem mandals of the Parkal constituency exercised their franchise.

While both TRS and YSR CP candidates are confident of winning the seat with a comfortable majority, analysts said it would be a tight finish between YSR CP’s Konda Surekha and TRS’ Moluguri Bikshapati. While Surekha is banking on her good work in the constituency, the TRS nominee is hoping that the strong Telangana sentiment would see him emerge victorious. In the 2009 elections, Surekha won against Bikshapati on Congress ticket. (మరింత…)

TRS chief targets YSRC and BJP in Parkal bypoll జూన్ 10, 2012

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TRS chief targets YSRC, BJP in speech
June 10, 2012 By DC Correspondent, Warangal

Telangana Rashtra Sammiti chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao only got about 15 minutes time to attack YSR Congress and to some extent the BJP, when he was forced to cut short his address due to rains at the party’s public meeting site venue at Angadi centre in Parkal at around 8:30 pm

Telangana Rashtra Sammiti chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao only got about 15 minutes time to attack YSR Congress and to some extent the BJP, when he was forced to cut short his address due to rains at the party’s public meeting site venue at Angadi centre in Parkal at around 8:30 pm.

Both the rival Desam and Congress were spared of his usual barbs, thanks to the sudden down pour that forced the large gathering at the Angadi ground to stand up.

Hitting out at YSRC honorary president Y.S. Vijayalakshmi’s comment during her Parkal campaign that Polavaram would have been completed if former chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy were alive, Mr Rao asked the YSRC nominee Konda Surekha to explain whether she is also in favour of Polavaram project. (మరింత…)

Vijayamma makes successful foray into Telangana జూన్ 9, 2012

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Vijayamma makes successful foray into Telangana
Ravi Reddy, The Hindu, HYDERABAD, June 9, 2012

Public meetings of KCR in Parkal and Sushma Swaraj at Hanamkonda will be watched keenly against this backdrop

The successful foray by YSR Congress honorary president Y.S. Vijayamma into Telangana on Friday has turned to be a game changer in the by-elections to the Parkal Assembly.

The large crowds she drew at Geesukonda, a mandal headquarters, in the afternoon and in Parkal in the night have made the main contenders for the seat, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi and the BJP sit up and take note.

The public meetings proposed to be addressed on Saturday by TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao in Parkal and by BJP leader Sushma Swaraj at Hanamkonda will be watched keenly against this backdrop.

During their day-long campaign Ms. Vijayamma and her daughter Sharmila held forth on how they were being targeted by the ruling party while Congress leaders and TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu got away after the CBI filed similar charges against them.

Ms. Sharmila avoided any reference to Telangana but Ms. Vijayamma was goaded by the crowd to express her views. She recalled late YSR’s statement that Telangana will come when it has to, but the region has to be developed on all fronts in the meantime. At Parkal road show, she elaborated further stating that when YSR was the CLP leader, 41 Congress MLAs led by G.Chinna Reddy had met the AICC president Sonia Gandhi demanding a decision on Telangana. She also said that during the YSR Congress plenary, Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy said it was the Centre, which had to take a decision. “If the Centre decides, it will not take more than a minute to announce separate Telangana,” she said. (మరింత…)

Separate Telangana possible only with BJP: Javadekar జూన్ 3, 2012

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Separate Telangana possible only with BJP: Javadekar
PTI, Jun 03, 2012

Hyderabad: Seeking to boost the BJP’s chances in the bye-election to Parkal Assembly seat in Telangana region, party MP and official spokesperson Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said separate Telangana was possible only with the BJP.

Javadekar, who campaigned in support of the saffron party’s nominee at Parkal in Warangal district, said separate statehood is neither possible with a sub-regional party like TRS, which has only two MPs nor with Congress. (మరింత…)

Telangana state certain after June 2012 post poll crisis: KCR జూన్ 2, 2012

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Telangana will emerge from post-poll crisis: KCR
Express News Service, 30 May 2012

HYDERABAD: Telangana Rashtra Samiti chief K Chandrasekhara Rao expects a political crisis of unprecedented dimensions after the byelections on June 12 for one Lok Sabha and 18 Assembly seats in the state, forcing the Congress to accede to the demand for bifurcation of the state.

The Centre is unable to take a decision though the entire ground work has already been done for it to formulate its opinion. AICC general secretary and Union minister Ghulam Nabhi Azad has already submitted his report to the core committee. Recently, AICC observer and Union minister Vayalar Ravi tot submitted his report to the party high command. (మరింత…)

YSRC to contest all byelections డిసెంబర్ 23, 2011

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YSRC decides to contest all bypolls
Express News Service, The New Indian Express, Dec 23, 2011

HYDERABAD: The YSR Congress (YSRC) has decided to contest all the byelections, including those in Telangana, which will have to be held if the speaker disqualifies 17 MLAs who defied their party whips to vote against the Kiran Kumar Reddy Congress government in the no-trust vote on December 5.

The party’s president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy made this clear to the band of elected reps that are currently sailing with him in a meeting he convened at his Lotus Pond residence here on Thursday.
Sources said the Kadapa MP is planning to tour Telangana as a preparatory step towards the byelections. (మరింత…)