The popularity ratings of the MLAs and those of the TRS government are fast slipping. Unless something is done to arrest this downward trend, the party is in for big trouble. This is the short and long of the report that the intelligence sleuths of the Telangana government have given to Chief Minister KCR.
The survey, conducted early this month, says that at least over 100 MLAs of the TRS are dismally low in popularity ratings. The people feel that most of the MLAs are citing Corona and are not available in times of need. Many MLAs stay in Hyderabad and are inaccessible to their voters. Similarly, the government handling of the second wave of Covid too is not to the satisfaction of the people. This report, which was presented to the chief minister, suggested drastic measures to arrest the unpopularity of the TRS government. The survey says that at least 48 per cent of the voters are unhappy with the TRS government and this trend is growing.
One saving grace for the TRS is that at least60 per cent of the respondents were happy with the delivery of the welfare schemes like pensions, Kalyana Lakshmi and Shadi Mubarak. So, if this aspect is further strengthened, the government can retrieve the lost groud. If sources close to Pragathi Bhavan are to be believed, KCR is expected to discuss this report in the cabinet meeting which will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday.