Is the BJP playing a mind-game in Telangana? Is it trying to spread confusion in both the TRS and the Congress by its regular media leaks? The answer is - Yes.
Top BJP leaders from Delhi are descending onto Hyderabad and are operating from swank five-star hotels. They are inviting senior Congress leaders for discussions. Though nothing concrete is coming out of these discussions, there is confusion in Congress ranks as to who is leaving the party and who is not. Rumours are floating thick and fast. Though, no one has joined the BJP except Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy. More interestingly, there was a rumour that even former minister and senior Congressman Marri Shashidhar Reddy was about to join the BJP. But, Shashidhar Reddy himself denied this. Also, none of the sitting MLAs from the Congress have announced their joining the BJP.
Interestingly, there are rumours that even TRS biggie Harish Rao is in touch with the BJP. However, Harish had always denied this and said that till death,he would be a TRS man. Clearly, some clever wag from the BJP is playing a mind-game on the Congress and the TRS. Despite several rounds of discussion, the BJP is yet to taste success in luring away MLAs from other parties.