It is now almost official! TRS boss and Telangana CM KCR has zeroed in on his candidate for the Huzurabad bypolls. He is said to have chosen TRSV state president Gellu Srinivas Yadav as the party's candidate for Huzurabad. On August 16, he is likely to formally announce the name of Gellu Srinivas Yadav during the launch of Dalit Bandhu in Huzurabad.
When KCR wanted a BC to take on Eatala Rajender, he has considered several names such as Vaulabharanam Krishna Mohan, Swargam Ravi, Ponuganti Mallaiah and Gellu Srinivas. Finally, he has chosen Gellu for his loyalty to the party and sincerity. Gellu is the president of the TRS Vidyarthi, the students wing of the party. He has been associated with the TRS from the beginning.
Incidentally, Yadav is the second TRSV chief to shoot into prominence. Earlier, Balka Suman had become an MP and is now an MLA from Manthani. He is now part of the inner circle of KCR and KTR. If he manages to win, Gellu Srinivas Yadav too could rise in the ranks of the party.
Meanwhile, the ruling TRS is leaving no stone unturned in Huzurabad assembly constituency. It has already planned to launch the Dalit Bandhu scheme to garner the Dalit votes. The Dalits form a significant chunk of voters in Huzurabad. This would be followed up by the implementation of the phase ii of the sheep rearing scheme. The Yadavs too are present in good numbers in the constituency. The TRS leaders are already camping in the constituency to mobilize support for the party.