Lotus Pond in Hyderabad, the luxurious residence of YS Jagan has now turned the focal point for Telangana politics with AP CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s sister YS Sharmila holding a series of continuous meeting with YSRCP loyalists and crucial leaders.
Though there has been no clear indication from the party cadre whether Sharmila is planning to launch a regional party in Telangana or is she getting ready to resuscitate the YSR Congress Party in the State, the speculations in support of the on-going development boosted the morale of party cadre in the state.
Further, reports that brother Anil Kumar and mother YS Vijayamma are expected to attend the meeting with leaders from Nalgonda kicked up the political circles in the state over the launch on the new party. The meeting has been termed as ‘Aatmeeya Sammelanam’ (friendly get-together) with the followers of the late YS Rajasekhara Reddy.
One of the strong speculations has it that Sharmila is looking forward to starting her own party in Telangana independent of the YSRCP, owing to differences within the family over her political aspirations. However, what turned debatable is KCR’s stand on the development.
While both the CMs Jagan and KCR are known for their cordial relationship, it turned interesting if the latter would support Sharmila’s new party. Trusted sources also revealed the involvement of TRS crucial leaders in the party meetings. It can be noted that the crucial Dalit, Christian, minority vote bank is so far in TRS’ which will be dented by Sharmila’s party.
It can also be noted that YS Rajasekhar Reddy has a good following in Telangana who divided their political stand during bifurcation. Considering all these, political analysts speculated that KCR who has an edge at taking political stand would join hands with Sharmila’s new party if announced.