Leading political strategist Prashant Kishore, who plays a key role in Telangana state politics,’s recent meeting with state Chief Minister KCR has become a topic of discussion across the state. In particular, the meeting attended by state ministers Harish Rao and Prashant Reddy didn’t see the arrival of the party working president KTR, which sparked a heated debate in state politics. Why didn’t KTR participate in this meeting? What is the secret behind it? This is discussed among the political circles quite publicly.
People are wondering if it is KTR’s ego on being the State Party Working President, someone so influential that he doesn’t want to take instructions from Prashant Kishore? The debate is raging on these grounds. Political pundits, however, say that no matter what the task, other tasks are not more important than party affairs. Analysts are wondering why KTR had to distance itself from the debate, which is part of KCR’s efforts to bring the party, which is already in state politics, into national politics.
If so, did the TRS, which went to the early polls in 2018, is focusing on early elections once again with PK’s hints? such suspicions are out in the open. Will they succeed by following the same strategy now? such criticism came forward. Earlier, we have seen TRS claiming about winning 16 MP seats in Telangana, while ending up losing 4 to BJP and 3 to Congress. This time, are they even planning to field TRS candidates for MP seats across the country? If so is it possible? In the sense that the debate is intense.
The argument that KTR did not attend the meeting due to fear of losing power in the state if TRS is changed to BRS has also become a saying among analysts. Opposition parties, on the other hand, have taken issue with the fact that the promise already made in the 2018 election manifesto has not been fulfilled. Rumor has it that the PK report states that opposition to the TRS has already increased in rural areas as well. In this context, is KCR creating a drama in the name of national politics to sideline the opposition in the country? Criticisms are also heard in these lines.
On the other hand, what is KCR going to do in the wake of the release of the notification for the Presidential elections? Whom does he support? Is left in question. Mamata Banerjee, Sharad Pawar, and Lalu Prasad have already announced that they are competing. KCR has already held talks with Mamata and Sharad Pawar with the desire to turn the wheel in the politics of the country. Now, the hot debate remains to be on whom KCR will support as the Presidential candidate.
Does he want to remain neutral without supporting anyone? Suspicions are being expressed. KCR knows that if he remains neutral, it will intimate his support to the BJP. So, does PK think that the KCR should contest in the state elections? Was the meeting organized as part of that? Analysts are expressing suspicions. In the light of all this, the argument that PK had already submitted to KCR the report that 70 percent of the people in the state were against TRS was firmly entrenched. What was discussed in this meeting which took place in this context? How do you move forward politically? How will he proceed in the elections without attending this most important meeting? Has become a topic of discussion.