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Hypertension to Warangal Congress!


The politics in undivided Warangal District are being heated especially in Congress as the party is yet to announce its candidates and majority of aspirants have already launched election campaign claiming with confidence that the party would give ticket to them.

Though the settlement of seats between the parties under Mahakootami has not finalized, the Congress leaders are roaming around their respective constituencies, where other political parties including CPI and TJS are seeking ticket under the alliance.

As many as 12 segments are existed in undivided Warangal and at least 2 leaders from the congress party desire to contest this time. While Nayini Rajender Reddy is seeking ticket from Warangal (west) assembly segment, another senior leader Mr. Narender Reddy has boosted up his strategies in getting more score from the High Command. In the previous elections, Ms. Yerrabelli Swarna was the contender from Congress and she lost her election. Mr. Rajender has already begun his campaign and Mr. Narender Reddy, who recently joined in the party, is claiming that the party gave assurance to him on ticket.

In Vardhannapet, senior leaders Mr. Kondeti Sridhar, Mr. Nammindla Srinivas and Mr. Bakka Jadson are seeking party’s ticket. Mr. Sridhar lost his election last time and the other two leaders are roaming around Hyderabad and Delhi for ticket. In Palakurthi, Mr. Janga Raghava Reddy has already launched campaign while Ex-MP (RS) Mr. Rapolu Ananda Bhaskar is demanding High Command for the ticket.

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) which is in the alliance of Mahakootami is seeking Station Ghanpur ticket. But, few congress leaders including ex-Minister Mr. Vijaya Rama Rao, Doctor at Osmaia Hospital Dr. Ramesh and senior leader Mr. Dommati Sambaiah are seeking ticket from here.

In Dornakal, Mr. Ramchandra Naik and Mr. Malothu Nehru Naik desire party ticket. In Mahbubabad, Mr. Balaram Naik has strong cadre but, TDP is asking the seat. The similar situation is existed at Narsampet, Mulugu and Parakala segments.

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Moves to ‘hereditary’ politics in Warangal


Though many youngsters in Warangal district, who completed their higher education like medicine, from the families of prominent politicians are opting politics as their profession and the existing leaders are preparing grounds for their children for 2019 general elections.

Few of such youngsters have already begun visiting villages to establish themselves. It seems, their New Year resolution is nothing except an establishment in politics. Children of Telangana Assembly Speaker S. Madhusudhana Chary, Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari, Minister Azmera Chandulal, Konda couple etc., are among the young aspirants.

Konda Surekha, the MLA of Warangal East, and her husband desire the political entry of their daughter Dr. Sushmita Patel and they announced earlier that she would be their successor. Susmita has already on the line of politics and worked as Chairperson for PACS in her native village Vanchanagiri in Geesukonda Mandal. She played key role during 2014 election campaign and as she has good relations with the voters of the constituency, political experts are saying she will achieve her goal in 2019. Presently she is running a hospital in Hyderabad along with her husband and she has good command on politics. Konda Surekha has already begun an online opinion survey three months back in Facebook and got positive response from the voters of Warangal East and Bhupalapally.

Another upcoming hereditary politician in Warangal is Dr. Kavya, the daughter of Deputy CM Kadiyam Srihari. She is well educated and having command on politics. Completing her Medicine, she along with her husband worked as doctors in Karimnagar but, as she desires her entry into politics, they came back to Warangal. She too has experience in election campaign in 2014 and having good relations with the voters of entire undivided Warangal district. She has already started participating in party meetings along with her father and frequently involving in social service Station Ghanpur assembly segment. She earlier missed a chance as contender in by-elections for Warangal Parliamentary constituency.

Dr. Azmera Prahlad, the son of Minister A. Chandulal is also preparing grounds to check his luck in politics in 2019 elections. Presently, he is holding chairman post for Mulugu Market Committee and actively participating in development activities in Chandulal’s constituency. Though he is practicing medicine in Hyderabad, he visits Warangal frequently to interact with voters of Mulugu assembly segment.

Assembly speaker S. Madhusudhana Chary is also moving forward introducing his sons as politicians in 2019 elections. Similarly, youngsters from Dasyam Pranay Bhaskar’s family may introduce new leader by 2019.

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Warangal’s fibre to fabric park has funds, Centre awaiting request from state


The Textiles India-2017 policy is completed, and the union ministry Union Ministry of Textiles is enriching the document with the more inputs and is expected to go for cabinet’s approval in July. As the center in the process of finalizing draft guidelines of National Textiles Policy, Telangana state Government is allegedly in the process of formulating a textiles and apparel policy that envisages personal loan waiver of individual handloom weavers along with other enticements.

As per the reports the state is trying to woo investors for the mega textile park in Warangal. Additional secretary of Textiles Ministry Pushpa Subramanyam said the Centre is looming a formal request from the TRS Government requesting assistance for the proposed Park. She also said said that there was no shortage of funds for the park.

The Warangal park, which is coming up on 2,000 acres, is expected to create large-scale employment with a vision to have “fibre to fabric (end-to-end)” facility. If reports are to be believed, a number of potential players in textiles industry at the national and international levels are awaiting the policy to invest and participate in production at Warangal textiles park. It may be recalled that KCR on state formation day said that the state has ordered that the cloth made from handlooms to be purchased by the government

The National policy aims to create 35 million jobs and realize over Rs 20 lakh crore worth of textile exports by 2024-25.

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Bihar to electrify Warangal campaign


Bihar changed the complexion of the   bypoll campaign for the Warangal Lok Sabha constituency. The resounding victory of Grand Alliance led by chief minister Nitish Kumar and debacle of BJP is all set to  occupy the centre stage in the campaign for Warangal,  which is 1500 km  from the  epicenter of yesterday’s earth shaking development. Since Sunday morning, when trends of counting started pouring in, Bihar has become buzz word in  every political meeting in the Constituency, which is scheduled to go to poll on November 21.   Bihar sharpened both tongues and tunes  of Congress.  The T-Congress twisted the Bihar election result and redirected it towards Telanga Rashtra Samiti supremo and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. The party calling upon the people to see Modi in KCR.

Against the backdrop of the clear victory for the party and its alliance in Bihar,  Congress  was quick to grab the opportunity to attack KCR.  Entire who’s who of Telangana Congress has descended on  Gandhi Bhavan on Sunday. The galaxy included former union minister S Jaipal Reddy,  Rajya Sabha member V Hanumantha Ra. TPCC president  N Uttam Kumar Reddy, leader of opposition K Jana Reddy, former Nizambad MP Madhu Yaski, leader of opposition in legislative council Md Ali Shabbr etc. They  launched a  frontal attack on  chief minister KCR and his style of governance. Jaipal Reddy said Bihar echoes would be felt in Warangal as well and Congress was sure to win the election. Stating that it was not an ordinary victory for Grand Alliance, Bihar people hunted Prime Modi out of Bihar, in which the PM campaigned so extensively  ignoring his status in the national politics. PCC president Uttam said KCR and Modi were identical in their  politics and KCR also would meet the same fate in Warangal like Modi in Bihar. All the leaders said Warangal  people would get enthused by the Bihar result and would teach a lesson to TRS as well. V Hanumantha Rao said TRS was also facing an opposition from the people  similar to the one the BJP faced in Bihar. ” In every TRS meetings, people , especially farmers, are questioning the TRS minister for their failure to deliver in the 17 months. This was exactly what Modi and the BJP experienced in Bihar. People were so fed up by Modi’s rule in past 17months that they did not even take cognizance of the huge financial package of Rs 1.25 lakh crore announced by Prime Minister Modi on eve of elections.” He said Congress would carry the Bihar message across the constituency. Uttam says Warangal people are  waiting to give their judgement on the 17 months of  government for his Modi -like governance, tall talk and empty hands.



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Gundu Sudharani Suspended from TDP


Telugu Desam party central disciplinary action committee has suspended party Rajya Sabha MP Gundu Sudharani from the  party. Sudharani, who hails from Warangal town is of late seen hobnobbing with TRS leadership.  She recently met TRS president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in New Delhi on the pretext of congratulating the latter for his work to develop the Telangana state.

The TDP came to the conclusion that Sudharani was all set to join the TRS.  Upon reeiving complaints from the district party, the disciplinary committee headed by Arikela Narasareddy today  recommended to the party leadership  that sudharani be suspended from the party.

Gundu Sudharani’s Rajya Sabha term is expiring in June 2016. TRS is said to have assured her either to renominate to Rajya Sabha or  Legislative council of Telangana for switching over the TRS. Now that he is suspended from the party, Sudharani is expected to campaign for the TRS in the Warangal Lok Sabha constituency bypoll scheduled on November 21.


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“Let’s give Warangal to Sonia as T-gift”


Former union minister Sarve Satyanarayana assured the  party leadership that he would give the  Warangal Lok Sabha seat to party president as gift from Telangana if  he was given the ticket for the byelection.

He gave this assurance in  a meeting party  state in-charge general secretary Digvijay Singh held with Congress  leaders on the  poll-strategy for the Warangal Lok Sabha byelection on Thursday.

The industrialist -leader and  son of G Venkataswamy turned down the offer of party ticket for Warantal. Now the two leaders, Sarve Satyanarayan and from local MP Sircilla Rajaiah, are lobbying for the party nomination. Many  senior leaders went to Vivek’s house and tried to convince him to contest the election as the Congress candidate. Vivek, who is maintaining cordial relations with chief minister KCR, is not prepared to take on the ruling party. Party sources said he had shown disinterest in the election.

In the meeting, talking about his winning chances, Sarve said, ” I am ready  for the contest. If party feels  there is somebody who is better than me, I am ready to accept. But, don’t experiment with new ideas.”

He said the seat should be given to Madigas alone and fielding Mala candidate was a clear  loss of the seat.  ” Vivek left Congress to join TRS and he will not hesitate to go to TRS again. He is not the right candidate,” Sarve said. Both Sarve and Rajaiah are Madigas. As the seat was held by  a Madiga (Sircilla Rajaiah), Sarve and Rajaiah want the practice go on.

The AICC is expected to announce the name of the candidate in a day or two after Digvijay Singh submitted his report to party president on Friday.

Meanwhile, on the second day of nominations on Thursday, a nomination was filed by B Sammaiah , a Congress leader, even though the party is yet to announce the candidate. Sixty nine year-old Sammaiah, who is a madiga by community, filed three sets of papers. He was elected MLA from Parkal assembly constituency in 1978 and 1983 on Congress ticket and was a  minister for some time. Prof Gali Vinod Kumar is expected to file nomination on November 2 on as the candidate of all Left parties. The last day for filing nominations is November 4. The scrutiny will be done on November 5, and the last day of withdrawal of nominations is November 7. The elections will be held on November 21 and the counting will take place on November 24.


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Warangal turning into a referendum on TRS govt


Warangal (SC) byelection is the prime topic of debate everywhere in Telangana state.  Because, as it is going to  be held at a time chief minister KCR regime finds itself in a politically not so conducive atmosphere in the state following many flip-flops in the administrative front. He took many decision and rolled back following an uproar from the civil society and opposition parties.  Chief minister earned  the moniker of roll-back CM. Riding on the wave of TRS government’s unpopularity, the opposition parties strongly believe that Warangal bypoll will be a referendum of sorts on the TRS. There is a feeling among all that  certainly it is going to have a bearing the politics in the run up to the 2019 elections.


BJP floor leader Dr Lakshman announced that Warangal election is referendum on TRS government and hoped that NDA candidate would win the election. BJP is to finalize its candidate in a day or two. Three candidates are vying for the BJP ticket namely,  Dr Devaiah, an NRI, former minister A Chandrasekhar,  and a local doctor A Chandramouli. TDP as per the understanding with BJP, left the seat to the saffron party. The party’s handicap is that the it is in short supply of heavy weights and PM Modi is not so attractive a personality in Telangana.


Of all the political parties Congress is more confident of a win. The party has successfully recovered from the 2014 electoral shock, thanks to  unpopular decisions of TRS government, and the dynamic young leadership. Congress and TRS think the contest will be between them only and presence of TDP and other parties are  nominal.  KCR himself acknowledged some time back that  Congress is the rival party in Telangana. Brimming with enthusiasm of running an uninterrupted campaign against TRS government for over a year, the Congress is mobilizing all forces at its command   to wrest the seat from TRS. Winning the Warangal bypoll will greatly improve the chances of coming to power in 2019- is the belief among the party leaders. Even AICC also thinks on the same lines. It’s also keeping tabs on the developments in the state. Competition for the  ticket is intense that half a dozen senior leader are lobbying for the ticket. Main candidates in the fray are Sarve Satyanarayana(former union minister), Damodara Rajanarasimha( former deputy chief minister),  S Rajaiah (former local MP), G Vivek(former Peddapalli MP ) Rajarapu Pratap, Dr Vijayaramarao. According to party sources, Congress conducted surveys in constituency and the results are in favor of Congress. Today or tomorrow TPCC president Uttam Kumar Reddy and working president Bhatti are expected to leave for New Delhi to finalize the name of the candidate.

The Left:

All the Left parties have already announced their common candidate. After unsuccessful attempt to rope in balladeer Gaddar, nine left parties, which include the CPI and  CPM,  zeroed in on Osmania  Law College principal Gali Vinod Kumar.

Telangana Rashtra Samiti:

Despite many hiccups in the past 15 months ruling TRS is confident retaining the seat because people are still with the party that fought and succeeded in getting statehood to the region.  The party believes people confidence is unshaken in KCR leadership.   TRS is planning to develop Warangal as next important city in Telangana after Hyderabad. Party leaders also believe that one campaign meeting by the chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is enough to turn the wind in its favor. Ex MP Kadiam Srihari, whose resignation necessitated this election is trying hard to get his daughter nominated from the party. Earlier deputy chief minister, T Rajaiah is opposed to it and is said to have conveyed to the CM that his groups won’t be campaigning if Kadiam’s daughter is fielded. Interestingly, G Vivek,  Congress leader and son of G Vivek, is the topic intensely talked about as the possible candidate of TRS. ” If Congress denies him ticket he would come back and file nomination on behalf TRS,” said  TRS sources. Pulla Padmavati,  Congress MLC till recently, is also trying to switch over if ticked is offered by the TRS. Prof. P. Sambaiah,  Errolla Srinivas are the other others name in the circulation among the party circles. KCR as usual takes his own time keeping the aspirants guessing.The election to the Warangal (SC) constituency scheduled on November 21.



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