10 days after joining TRS party, the Telangana cabinet has recommenced ex-Congress leader Padi Kaushik Reddy for the MLC seat under Governor quota which was vacated by professor Srinivas Reddy. This decision of Telangana cabinet has surprised many including the TRS party leaders and insiders.
Another surprising element here is the Telangana cabinet did not recommend Kaushik Reddy’s name as TRS party leader but as a former cricketer who was part of Ranji team. The Telangana cabinet met on August 1st and it’s been almost ten days, the MLC nomination file of Kaushik Reddy hasn’t reached Raj Bhavan yet.
But where is the file recommending Kaushik Reddy’s name for MLC? When the officials of Telangana CMO, Raj Bhavan and Secretariat were asked, they remained tight-lipped and behaved strangely that they had no clue of any MLC nomination file.
This led to a huge speculation within the TRS party. Apparently the TRS leadership learned that Huzurabad TRS cadre is upset with Kaushik Reddy and a meeting was recently held at a leader’s home and they unanimously raised objections over it. The TRS cadre also decided to boycott all Kaushik Reddy’s meetings.
Learning this, the TRS leadership reportedly kept the Kaushik Reddy MLC file pending and KCR will take a call on it. On the whole Kaushik Reddy received a huge and unexpected shock and it will take some time for him to digest this development.