Minister from Karimnagar Gangula Kamalakar has a new task cut out for him these days. He has been asked by the TRS top boss to take care of Huzurabad. Now, Huzurabad is renegade leader Etela Rajinder's constituency. As of now Etela is an MLA, but if he chooses to resign from the party and the MLA post, there could be a bypoll.
More importantly, a large section of the party apparatus is still controlled by Etela and several important leaders owe their allegiance to him. Internal estimates of the TRS show that at least 80 per cent of the TRS cadre and leaders in Huzurabad might sail with Etela Rajender. Hence the party has begun the mission to wean away TRS workers from Etela. For this, Gangula Kamalakar has been entrusted with the task of keeping in touch with the Huzurabad cadre. Being a minister, Gangula Kamalakar has considerable weight in TRS and he is said to be talking to several of the Etela's supporters.
Though the party has asked Rajya Sabha MP and Etela's rival Captain Lakshmikantha Rao to handle things, KCR feels that Gangula's efforts will be crucial. Bypolls or no bypolls, Etela's supporters should come back to the TRS fold, this seems to be the brief given to Gangula and he is now fully focusing on that. In fact, Gangula was made a minister only to offset the salience of Etela in Karimnagar politics. Hence Gangula has been deployed to fight Etela's influence in Huzurabad.