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One more corona case in Karimnagar. Situation serious, says Gangula Kamalakar


After a local, who hosted the 10-member Indonesian evangelists’ group, was tested positive for Covid-19, Telangana BC Welfare Minister Gangula Kamalakar on Monday appealed to the people of Karimnagar town to be alert in the wake of detection of another corona virus positive case in the district.

The government had put Karimnagar on a high alert ever since the 10 Indonesians were tested positive for the virus and the district administration has decided to quarantine the surrounding area of mosque, where the Indonesians stayed between March 14 and 15, he said.

Around 70 persons had come in contact with the Indonesian nationals in Karimnagar and tests for all of them have turned out negative, but all of them are under quarantine. A door-to-door health checks were conducted to trace people who came in touch with the Indonesians. More than 14,000 households were screened for corona virus. A survey was conducted among 51,000 people in Karimnagar city, he informed.

The number of corona positive cases rose to 27 in Telangana. Of this, the maximum numbers of 10 corona positive cases were reported in Karimnagar, all of whom are Indonesian nationals. It may be noted that a 10-member religious group had landed in New Delhi last week. They took the AP Sampark Kranti Express and reached Ramagundam on March 14. The group then travelled in a private vehicle to Karimnagar where they stayed in a mosque for two nights. It is learnt that the Indonesians later visited three mosques in Karimnagar.

The group of 10 Indonesians stayed near the collectorate and the area within a three-kilometre radius was kept on strict surveillance. Residents of several houses, within the vicinity and outside of it , were being thoroughly checked by medical teams for corona virus. The state government and administration in Karimnagar have put several teams to scan the areas visited by the Indonesians, Kamalakar informed.

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Congress fears on migrations in Karimnagar!


The 126-year-old Congress party is on the crossroad in the undivided Karimnagar district with more aspirants and threats of the possibilities of rebel candidates in upcoming Assembly elections. The ongoing consequences in the party are leading to benefit the ruling party TRS.

The party has good cadre in Karimnagar Assembly segment and the leaders from here had thrived in national politics. But, the young generation leaders from the party are very aggressive and are maintaining separate groups which are leading to headache to the party state leadership. Mr. Chalmeda Laxmi Narsimha Rao, who contested twice from the party from Karimnagar, is said to be joined in TRS soon and he is maintaining distance from the party since few months. If it happens, the TRS will be benefited with the strong cadre of Mr. Chalmeda. In order to overcome the crisis, the Congress High Command is planning to announce former MP Mr. Ponnam Prabhakar or Kotha Jaipal Reddy from this segment.

In Choppadandi segment, the number of aspirants from Congress is more which is leading to possibilities of either rebels or migrations. Former minister Mr. Suddala Devaiah, Banda Shankar, Medipally Satyam, Gajjala Kantam are seeking tickets from the party and as the high command didn’t announce any candidate, they began campaign claiming they would be the candidates. Meanwhile, sources said that Mr. Suddala Devaiah would join.

In Vemulawada, the similar situation is being continued in the party as Mr. Enugu Manohar Reddy and Mr. Adi Srinivas are seeking tickets. While Mr. Reddy is claiming he has been serving the party since years, Mr. Srinivas showing his past experience in contesting in elections.

Leaders of Congress from Korutla segment have already announced that they would contest as rebels in case they will not get party’s ticket and began campaigns in favour to them.

Except in Jagityal (Mr. Jeevan Reddy) and Manthani (Mr. D. Sridhar Babu), the cadre of Congress party in other assembly segments has split into two or more groups.

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Three BJP leaders eyeing Karimnagar Parliamentary ticket


The political atmosphere among the parties is getting heated up with buzz around leaders defecting into different parties, strategies to secure ticket in next general elections is accompanied by changing equations and speculations.

In this backdrop, three leaders are keen on contesting from Karimnagar parliamentary constituency from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which has sound vote bank even though they lost in 2014. The National General Secretary P Muralidhar Rao, former MLA and party state vice president Gujjula Ramakrishna Reddy, Kisan Morcha National general secretary P Sugunakar Rao are aspiring to contest from Karimnagar.

Former Union Minister Ch Vidya Sagar Rao, who contested from the BJP in Karimnagar lost the 2014 elections but was appointed Governor of Maharashtra and interim governor for Tamil Nadu.

Muralidhar Rao has strong hold with the party affairs whose name surfaced even in 2014. He played a crucial role in the recent political developments in Tamil Nadu and now has been handed over the responsibility of the forthcoming Assembly elections in Karnataka. Muralidhar Rao has been visiting Karimnagar whenever he finds time and meets the party cadre. If he desires to contest from Karimnagar, he will be certainly given chance. On the other hand, the party may limit him to campaigns and later nominate him through Rajya Sabha.

Senior Leader Gujjula Ramakrishna Reddy Party served as MLA. He is serving as the state vice president for the third time and worked as a district party president. Karimnagar has favoured Reddy community and polled more than one lakh votes. With this caste equation Ramakrishna Reddy may put forth his case after Muralidhar Rao.

Sugunakar Rao, contested as an MLA once and is said to have secured support from a section of people. He served as party district president and in the recent past has been touring the constituency extensively. With the exception of three times, Velma community have always won from Karimnagar. Again, with this caste equation and if Muralidhar Rao is side-lined, Sugunakar Rao is aspiring to secure a ticket.

However, the final decision vests in the hands of Amit Shah. Accordingly, whosoever succeeds in convincing Amit Shah will be blessed with the ticket.

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