In recent times, politics is heating up in Khammam center. On the other hand, there is a campaign going on that former MP Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy will join the BJP. Accordingly, he is staying away from BRS programs. Constituency-wise meetings are being held. It was organized in the Illandu constituency. Former MLA and current ZP Chairman Koram Kanakaiah is taking care of all these arrangements.
This means that Kanakaiah is on Ponguleti’s side. Moreover, even though he was invited to the BRS meeting recently, he did not go. But MLA Haripriya has also become a topic of discussion for holding the meeting as a competition. On the occasion of the completion of three years of the formation of the Illandu Municipality Governing Body, she embarked on a spiritual gathering. Municipal Chairman Venkateswara Rao made these arrangements. It has become a hot topic to hold intimate meetings between the two leaders as competition.
Koram Kanakaiah first contested from the Congress party in 2009 and lost. After the formation of Telangana state in 2014, he got a ticket from Congress again and won. Joined TRS and contested in 2018 bye-elections. But, he was defeated by Congress candidate Banothu Haripriya. However, in the Zilla Parishad elections held in 2019, he contested as a ZPTC candidate in Tekulapally mandal and won. Later, Bhadradri Kothagudem was unanimously elected as the Chairman of ZP.
As for Haripriya, she contested on behalf of the Telugu Desam Party in 2014 and was defeated by Kanakaiah. He joined the Congress party in 2018 and won. But in 2019, he resigned from the Congress party and joined TRS. Now the two leaders are in the same cage. But, Kanakaiah is running with Ponguleti. Seeing that both of them are holding competitive meetings in this program, are these spiritual associations? Or a show of force? The entire constituency is discussing that.