It is known fact that ruling Telangana Ratsra Samiti (TRS) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are at locker heads on different issues; off late it is the paddy procurement issue that is leading the charts! Both the parties are trying to defame one another and in the process the failures of both the parties is being made public. The state Congress leaders are taking this to their advantage and making inroads into the general public silently.
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao right from becoming the first Cm of the state has been strategically planning for laying a strong foundation for his party and himself. The prime opposition during the state formation was Congress party. KCR slowly and cleverly operated in such a fashion that the age-old party couldn’t stand up to the TRS supremo’s antics and its leaders too started splitting ways.
Meanwhile, at the centre also Congress was not in power. It became a touch task for the party to keep its flock together. So the leaders were trying to find avenues to keep themselves in limelight and TRS was clever enough to attract the cream from Congress. With KCR successfully setting aside Congress, he had no opposition. But less did he imagine that BJP would catch up in the state so fast and so deep-rooted!
After having made Congress a non-entity in the state, KCR ignored BJP. But it has turned into a thorn in the eye. Over a period it has been winning elections and the recent Huzurabad by-election has an eye-opener for the TRS chief. This led to open attack on BJP, he has been joined by his list of minister, leaders and his son KT Rama Rao also. The ruling party TRS has gone to an extent of burning Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s effigies.
BJP is not a party that is ready sit silently. They too started retorting to KCR and his party’s attacks. Both these parties started attacking each other and pointing out failures of one another. In the meantime, A Revanth Reddy took over as the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president. He brought in new enthusiasm to the party and activity amongst the Congress workers has picked up.
Revanth Reddy took advantage of the fight between TRS and BJP. He blamed that both the parties are hand-in-glove with each other and are cheating the people of Telangana. “TRS and BJP are ruling parties in state and centres respectively. If they protest against each other, then who will help the farmers,” TPCC questioned while the TRS and BJP were protesting with regards to paddy procurement.
TPCC chief pointed out that there were many promises to the people by the both the parties which are not addressed. Both the parties are sailing on the same boat and taking people for a ride, he said. With the fight between TRS and BJP continuing unabated, the Congress seems to gaining its ground in the state.
The fact is farmers are not bothered whether the Union or state government will purchase their paddy, the solution they require is return of money on the investment they have made for paddy cultivation. “Already general public have understood that these both the parties are busy doing politics and the recent result of MLCs were an indication that Congress was gaining ground in Telangana. By 2023, it is sure that the party will make TRS run for its money,” said senior Congress leader in Hyderabad.