If we take a glance at every time KCR won over people or an election, that one thing he has been doing successfully for ages is triggering the vulnerabilities and fears of people and getting hold of their sentiments. Political Pundits believe that KCR is a master of manipulation, and he knows how to use what kind of tactics at what exact time. A careful analysis of KCR’s politics from 2014 till today will give us a clear idea about everything.
Let us go back in time and take a stroll through the times when the Telangana struggle was at a great pace. Employees, farmers, students, and everyone else took to roads demanding the formation of a separate state. The then UPA government agreed to the same. During the elections, Congress went on to say that they granted the free state of Telangana, BJP mentioned that they backed the struggle, meanwhile, TDP said the same. However, people believed that only KCR made it possible. The reason for that is KCR instilled the sentiment in people making them believe that he led the movement, and people of course ended up believing everything.
Looking at the 2018 elections, the biggest mistake of Congress was merging with Congress. At that time to right Chandrababu, KCR once again used the sentiment and accomplished good results with the elections. Later, he also developed a bond with AP CM YS Jagan, eventually using the Telangana sentiment once again to gain people’s validation and heart. Now, political analysts are believing that KCR has already overused the sentiment and it might not work again this time.
To everyone’s surprise, KCR is now coming up with a new strategy. He is spreading information that If BJP wins, there is a chance of reuniting the Telugu states. To cement this belief among people, Ministers Harish Rao and Thalassani Srinivas have been raising the same issue at every meeting. Repeating this multiple times, TRS is trying to instill fear in people, and draw their attention to the Telangana sentiment once again.
Political Pundits believe that the success of TRS is riding solely on the sentiment, but no substance. They also add that the journey of TRS has been just around these aspects ever since its inception, however, we are not sure if these things will work for the party this time. Let us wait and see.