Things were different back then during the early days of Telangana state formation. KCR was quite popular among the masses as the man who made separate Telangana dreams real. Political Pundits assume that KCR brainwashed people into believing that he is the man who made it possible. At one point, people celebrated his visit. While KCR’s journey into politics was easy back then because of no strong opposition, things are different now. Many conspiracies are unearthing in time. Opposition parties are strengthening with time, Bandi Sanjay is leading BJP on a grand level, while Revanth Reddy is aggressively making progress by talking about the right issues, focusing on the problems brewing in the state.
It must be said that the people of Telangana are now conscious of KCR’s activities. They are now boldly questioning the unfulfilled promises made by the chief minister during the election campaigns of 2014 and 2018. Especially, the masses from Dalit, unemployed, and farmers are quite angry at KCR’s irresponsible governance. Dalits are expressing their angst against KCR for not making a person from their community CM, as it was promised. Even the unimplemented Dalit Bandhu scheme is severely criticized.
On the other hand, the rise in the number of suicides is going up at an alarming rate creating havoc and intolerance among the citizens of the state. Especially, farmers and unemployed youth are having a tough time in KCR’s regime. Even with all this going on in the state, the government has so far didn’t respond at all. This behavior of not taking responsibility and not being accountable is clearly irking the people. Today, there is a situation in which the chief minister has to visit the districts with heavy security, which proves that there is growing intolerance and opposition from the people itself.
The polarizing change with people’s reaction to the chief minister’s tour, from being excited to being angry is evident in several regions of the state. From the times when the opposition was almost inexistent to being strong and getting powerful implies the weakening of TRS in Telangana. KCR trimming off his four-day district tour to two days is a simple example of how intolerant people had become of his empty promises.
Meanwhile, the arrests of opposition leaders just before KCR’s visit to the districts reflect the insecurities and incompetence of the government. Political pundits feel that the behavior of KCR and KTR is turning barbaric with each day, the house arrests and detentions of opposition parties, and controlled media are the standing examples that remind of the Nizam’s regime.