Konda Surekha Spurns Sharmila's Offer

Sun Apr 18 2021 19:19:36 GMT+0530 (IST)

Despite her high decibel campaign, YS Sharmila seems to be unable to attract star politicos onto her side. The latest to spurn her offer is the famed Konda couple. Both Konda Surekha and her husband Konda Murali were ardent supporters of YS Rajasekhara Reddy and stayed with YS Jagan too.

But now, the very same Konda family appears to have decided that there was no use being with YS Sharmila. In fact, time was when Konda Surekha resigned from the ministry to stand by Jagan's side. In fact, she was the first minister to resign. Konda family was the only family that supported the united AP in face of stiff opposition. But the couple did not gain anything from their act of courage. Jagan did not do anything for them. Post the partition of the state and the formation of Telangana, the Konda family lost their supremacy and credibility in Telangana politics. Later, they joined the TRS but could not adjust to the brand of politics that KCR espoused. So, they came back to the Congress.

Sources say that Sharmila asked them to join her. However, Konda family reportedly told them point blank that they would not make mistakes again and that they would stay with the Congress Party come what may. This is a huge setback for Sharmila. If the Konda family refuses to join them, then no major politician from Warangal would join hands with her.