Post winning four MPs seats in the last Parliament elections, Telangana BJP has been making tall claims that it is the only alternative to TRS in Telangana. Accordingly they did try their best in protesting against TRS government’s decisions in the last 16 months. But in the local body polls, BJP faced a humiliating result.
Irrespective of this, BJP is exuding the same confidence for the upcoming Dubbaka by-election. Last evening BJP spokesperson Raghunandan Rao was given the ticket. But another party leader Thota Kamalakar Reddy was expecting the ticket instead. Immediately after declaring Raghunandan Rao’s name, Kamalakar Reddy called on the media and criticised Raghunandan Rao and Reddy also appealed to the BJP leadership to rethink their decision.
Having taken Kamalakar Reddy’s comments into consideration, BJP has suspended him from the party. BJP is weighing a lot on Raghunandan because he was contested from the same constituency twice and lost. At least on sympathy factor, Raghunandan might have advantage is what is in the mind of BJP.
But TRS candidate Solipeta Sujatha has the biggest sympathy factor here as her husband and ex-MLA Solipeta Ramalinga Reddy had passed away of ill health. Initially the TRS party wanted to field Ramalinga Reddy’s son but CM KCR preferred Reddy’s wife, Sujatha.
In Congress, the ticket was allotted to TRS leader Cheruku Srinivas Reddy who joined the party on Tuesday. Overall, the battle for Dubbaka is going to be very interesting but TRS is leading here with minister Harish Rao is already campaigning extensively for the party and we know how efficient Harish is.
Dubbaka will poll on November 3rd and the counting is on November 10th.