JP Nadda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Amit Shah, no matter who it is from the central government, one thing that is common about everyone is the way they talk about the Chief Minister of Telangana KCR. They have been vividly targeting KCR’s governance in Telangana state, and it reminds us of how much BJP has focused on the state.
The dialogue between the TRS and BJP leaders is at its peak, despite Congress commenting that both the parties are in fact working together in secret. Tweet war between KTR and Kishan Reddy, and the verbal war between Bandi Sanjay and other ministers in the back-to-back press meetings are continuing with no break. During the visits of Nadda, Shah, and even Modi, the one statement that was mostly coming from the TRS leaders is ‘let’s go to the polls, and see what will be the result’.
TRS has been challenging the BJP to dissolve their power status at the center and go for elections. Political analysts are giving out varying opinions questioning on what basis TRS leaders are making such bold statements. There are a number of versions of the possibilities. The MP positions won by TRS in 2014 and 2019 describe the current situation in the state. While there are 17 MP seats in Telangana, TRS won 11 seats in 2014. The same has dropped to 9 positions by 2019. Well, how many will TRS win in 2024? Will it manage to win the majority or not? There are various suspicions regarding that.
KCR is currently talking about national politics and struggling to unite regional parties. No one is coming forward in aiding KCR. However, he is stepping toward the front to fight the presidential elections. It must be noted that a coalition without Congress means an impossible task. Analysts say it is impossible for the parties to break out of the UPA alliance and come out believing in KCR. On the other hand, Congress Party declared war on the TRS with the widely popular Warangal Declaration. This implies that Congress is far from joining the KCR front, and analysts expect the regional parties in the UPA alliance to distance themselves as well.
Even though KCR’s words might get traction with respect to the Presidential election, they say that the chances of what is expected in the case of the alliance are very low. Analyzing the courage of the TRS leaders challenging the Center to dissolve power and come for polling, analysts say that those are empty words meaning nothing less than trying to respond to BJP’s claims and challenges against KCR and TRS party.
Meanwhile, the recent attack on MLA Malla Reddy is drawing various questions. Though TRS leaders are giving out varying reasons for explaining the incident, the opposition parties are claiming that this is happening because of the growing unrest among people against KCR led government. On one hand, the sarpanches are struggling to get paid the bills they spent for the village welfare activities, on the other hand, the victims of land-pooling are leaving no stone unturned in raising their voices against the government. The recent incident of grain procurement at Yasangi drew heavy criticism for TRS in the state on all levels. The government has been bashed by various leaders for being so reckless in the matters of farmers. BJP has been backing the people who are fighting against all the issues in the state, and Congress on the other hand is getting stronger with each passing day. Analysts believe that with these two opposition parties gaining momentum, the TRS leaders are in fact scared as their party is losing its ground and all they are doing is masking that fear with a straight face.