By-elections : Part II
In Part I, I have expressed doubts that the TDP might not have any more excuses to take a stand on Telangana and may not contest the by-elections. But the recent developments in the party insinuate that the TDP is readying the stage for itself for the by-elections.
For a few days now, the TDP party members have been split regionally. Now, the T-MLAs have created the Telangana TDP Forum (TTF) with Nagam Janardhan Reddy as its convenor. The forum members have announced that their first step would be to submit a report to the Sri Krishna committee.
The birth of Telangana TDP Forum (TTF) is a strong indicator that the party is trying to establish itself as a Telangana sympathizer, at-least for the time being. And the by-elections are around six months away. Putting two and two together should not be hard here. If TDP decides to contest the by-elections, TTF would be an ideal stage and strategy for TDP’s vote bank politics.
TDP legislator from Medak, Mynampalli Hanumantha Rao, has announced his resignation so that the family members of those who lost their lives in the T-movement may contest the by-polls. He has also taken a dig at the TRS saying that all their ex-MLAs should do the same. Sakshi newspaper has come up with an interesting story claiming this move as TDP’s strategy for the by-elections. The assumption here is that TRS would reject Mynampalli’s call to not contest the by-polls and that would be a good enough reason for TDP to contest the by-polls.
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