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TRS wooing former UPA minister Sarve


If TRS doesn’t want to promote anybody from its own ranks, it poaches on other parties. This is how Kadiyam Srihari,Talasani Srinivasa Yadav et al joined the TRS. Now the party is said to be wooing former UPA minister and Congress leader Sarve Satyanarayana to join the TRS. He represented Siddipet  and Malkajgiri  constituencies. Sarve Satyanarayana, a Madiga by caste wants to contest the Warangal byelection. As he is not assured of the ticket so far, TRS is finding it right moment to strike at Congress. Congress is toying with idea of fielding former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar from Warangal LS byelection which is necessitated by the resignation of Kadayam Srihari.

The two-fold idea behind luring Savey is to liquidate Madiga Dandora leader Krishan Madiga once for all and remove established leaders from Congress. Krishna, a vocal leader with uncanny organizational skill, has been a baiter of chief minister KCR. By attracting Madiga leaders TRS can wean away madigas from Krishna. KCR succeeded to some extent by admitting Kadiyam Srihari and Manda Jagannatham. Telangana is a Madiga land and the caste a potential political force. It should not be allowed to gravitate towards Congress or TDP, is TRS idea.

Sarve is said to be waiting for the response from Congress leadership. Apart from Sarve, another Madiga leader and former deputy chief minister Damodara Rajanarasimha is also lobbying for the Warangal LS nomination. So, Sarve is tempted by the prospects of TRS nominating him for Warangal LS constiency byelection in case Congress favored Meira or Damodara.

Will Sarve, who used to praise  Sonia Gandhi, he never calls her Amma, a bit irritatingly for having made him union minister, bite the TRS bait and ditch the party which gave him new lease of life?

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Naidu keen on wresting Warangal and Sanathangar


Notwithstanding the setback he has suffered in recent cash-for-vote (CFV) scam, AP CM Chandrababu Naidu is determined to take on ruling TRS in byelections to Warangal Lok Sabha and Sanathnagar Assembly constituencies. He asked the Telangana TDP leaders to get ready to face challenge and prove that TDP was the real alternative to TRS in new state. Warangal bypoll is necessitated by the resignation of Kadiam Srihari, who joined TRS cabinet, Santhanagar is sure to go to polls once the mystery  of resignation  by Talasani Srinvasa Yadava is resolved by the High Court.

In the backdrop of Congress’ heightened preparations for bypolls and the talk of Meira Kumar’s likely condidature from Warangal, on Wednesday,Naidu had summoned available Telangana leaders L Ramana, Ravula Chandrasekhar Reddy, Aravind Kumar Goud and Krishna Yadav to his residence. He asked them to organize T-TDP general body meeting to discuss the strategy for Warangal byelection. Tentatively the meeting is scheduled on August 12. Naidu will also participate in the meeting. Naidu thinks that anti-incumbency in Telangana has been on the rise and KCR’s broken promises such as failure to come to the rescue of farmers, power shortage, steps like Osmania Hospital shifting, resentment among the students etc are enough to pull the rug under the feet of KCR in elections. As part of the strategy for elections, TDP leaders will up the ante against the TRS government by staging dharnas and organizing meetings regularly across the state including capital Hyderabad.

AP CM Naidu

Naidu discussed the elections to Sananthnagar and GHMC with city leaders Sayanna, Maganti Gopinath, Praash Goud, and Arikepudi Gandhi.

Aware that T-CM KCR would bank on the alleged involvement of Naidu in CFV to beat TDP in elections, the AP CM is readying the aresenal  to neutralize it by raising proven phone-tapping by TS government which he says illegal. While Telangana ACB has not conclusively demonstrated the role of Naidu, the  telephone-tapping by TS government is established truth. The cellular operators, who tapped the phone, in a petition in Supreme Court admitted to the tapping of phones. Later Supreme Court directed these companies to part with the call data in a sealed cover and furnish it to the trial court in Vijayawada. Now, the TRS government categorically informed to Hyderabad High Court that it did bug the phones, but was done lawfully. So Naidu wants to use this admission as a poll plank.


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Boon or Bane: Cong mulls over fielding Meira from Warangal


Congress is in dilemma over the selection of the candidate for Warangal parliamentary byelection.  The signals from 24, Akbar Road, New Delhi indicate that Congress is mulling over fielding former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar as the party’s candidate. But, it is unlikely to go  down well with the T-Congress.  Since Warangal is SC reserved constituency, Congress high command feels,  a national leader like Meira Kumar would give a tough fight to TRS nominee. Many in the party feel that local candidate alone would fare well than  imported Meira Kumar.

Logic behind Meira’s candidature

Party sources say Meira Kumar has many positive points. One, she chaired the Lok Sabha session when the house was debating the AP Reorganization Bill-2014. The argument is that she had ably controlled the house which otherwise would have had Lok Sabha derailed  leading to adjournment. It may be recalled that the bill was passed in unprecedented uproar amid the sprinkling of pepper spray by Congress MP Lagadapati Rajagopal (Vijayawada). The House was locked from outside and live telecast was discontinued. And the Bill was passed. Congress wants to show the high drama as the Meira Kumar’s support for Telangana and Telangana people should also reciprocate the gesture by casting their vote in her favor.  The second reason they are citing is her pedigree. She is the daughter of Babu Jagjivamn Ram, one of the greatest dalit leaders.  In 2014 she contested from Bihar’s Sasaram  and lost.

Some leaders see this as not a wise decision. Fielding local candidate banking on growing anti-incumbency against TRS government would be the right strategy, they say.

“This is not the right time to express gratitude to Meira Kumar. This election is politically very significant for the party as Congress has been fighting against TRS’ corruption. Winning the Warangal seat will enthuse the party cadre to work hard  to win the 2019 elections. The party has to think of fielding a local  candidate who has better chances of winning the seat,” said a senior leader.

However, TPCC working president Bhatti Vikramarkha Mallu told Telugu 360 that no final decision had been taken on the party candidate.

“Election is  too far away. The name of Meira Kumar is media’s speculation. The party will take a decision on the candidate after several rounds of talks in the party,” he said.

As the Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan accepted the resignation of TRS member Kadiam Srihari, who was inducted into T-cabinet, election commission is expected to set the process in motion any time.  Congress is also planning to bring Rahul Gandhi to Warangal next month to address a rally and  to officially launch the election campaign.

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