Looking at the current situation, it is not exaggerating to say that KCR might be targeting Bandi Sanjay for some time. The Chief Minister personally targeted Sanjay at a press conference held at Pragati Bhavan three days after the Huzurabad election results. On the one hand, he was flagging the BJP and on the other hand, he was attacking Sanjay. There is an interesting debate going on in the political circles on this. It seems that there were attacks under the direction of KCR during the visit of Bandi Nallagonda on the purchase of grain.
Large-scale police forces were also used to thwart Sanjay Deeksha recently. Political analysts say that KCR is strategically targeting Sanjay. Although it seems that TRS and BJP are fighting over the purchase of grain, rumors of match-fixing between the two are circulating in the political circle.
Let us recall for a moment what was said in the past regarding the purchase of grain. When the TRS initiated near Indirapark, the BJP Leader demanded to know whether Yasangi would buy the grain center. Later, while Bandi Sanjay was on a visit to Nalgonda, he questioned the BJP’s attitude towards the purchase of Yasangi grain. Sanjay interrupted the visit.
Even during the parliamentary sessions, TRS MPs were worried about the central government buying the Yasangi grain. Meanwhile, the BJP leaders who talked about Yasangi’s grain suddenly changed strategy and started talking about the grain during the monsoon. All the ministers went to New Delhi to demand the center on buying the same. However, the center didn’t give any written reassurance on buying the gran and KCR urged them to return.
Political analysts say the strategy is being implemented at the heart of the issue. After winning the Huzurabad by-election, Eetala Rajender became a hero. While people were assuming that KCR will win, Rajender surprised everyone by winning against him, not just against his party. Analysts feel that KCR is trying to damage Rajender’s image. It is said that he is doing this by bringing Bandi Sanjay into the picture.
There seems to be another strategy to enhance the image of Sanjay. Before the Huzurabad elections. Revanth was appointed as TPCC. The Congress got a boost after Rewanth took the reins of power. KCR seems to think that there is a risk of damage to TRS if Rewanth, who has a good mass image and is popular among the youth, grows up.
Political analysts say the CM’s fears actually make sense when we consider the political situation. Though the number of leaders of the Congress has been reduced, the cadre in the villages remains the same. The BJP is said to be confined to the cities. With this, even if the BJP strengthens, many are of the opinion that there is no danger to the TRS at present. With this, the TRS party is discussing that if the popularity of Sanjay grows with time, it would affect the image of Revanth and Eetala Rajender.
Helping TRS resolve its serious crisis at one shot. And, it remains to be seen to what extent the KCR strategy will work.