TRS: It is very evident that Telangana Rastra Samiti (TRS) plenary coinciding with two decades of party formation was a huge show and success. It is also known fact that it was completely party working president KT Rama Rao who controlled and organised the event. KTR with the support of city based TRS leaders and minister ruled the roost at the TRS plenary, but this seems to have not gone down well with all the leaders and there is a talk that few leaders are not at all happy with the way things were shaping up in the party.
Though TRS founder K Chandrasekhar Rao had been indicating to all the party leaders that it will be his son KTR will lead the party and state after him, it was not so evident until the plenary sessions. At every instance, it was very clear that KTR is the boss of the party and will take charge even before KCR walks out.
“In fact the latest amendment in the party constitution is a clear indication that KTR will be at the helm of the affairs and KCR will take backseat,” said veteran leader of the party. There were important decisions, amendments in the party constitution that were approved by the plenary without any hesitation. One such important amendment in the party rule book is that whenever party president is unavailable, the working president will handle all the party matters.
According to senior journalist, already many police offers in the state were taking direct instructions from KTR. He went on to add that many ministers were on day-to-day basis in touch with KTR and many leaders across the state are daily reporting to KTR. “These indicate that KCR is paving way for son to lead the party and state. I am surprised that few leaders are not happy with the decision and plenary, this was not a sudden development but was gradually being led towards this point,” he pointed out.
Though Harish Rao, Santosh and Kavitha all happen to be relatives of KCR, it seems they have been side lined at the plenary. The hardliners of the party are trying to cover up the issue by saying that most of the leaders were busy at Huzurabad, but the fact remains that there is an air of bad-breath within the party and Huzurabad result might have its say on the future of many leaders in the party.