The TRS is facing a strange problem these days. It wants an alliance with the MIM to get the Muslim votes, which form a significant chunk in the urban areas like Adilabad, Nirmal, Bhainsa, Nizamabad, Bodhan, Zaheerabad, Sangareddy, Korutla, Karimnagar, Nalgonda, Jalpally and Mirlyalguda. But at the same time, the TRS is afraid that joining hands with the MIM could prove counter productive as there could be a Hindu backlash. The party is worried about the fallout of Bhainsa communal violence. There is a significant anger against the handling of the Bhainsa attacks. The media has been forced not to give wider coverage to the violence by the minority sections. At the same time, the Government has little control over the social media, which is hotly debating the violence and its fallout. Realising that the Hindu voters could significantly move away from the TRS, the party is at pains to remind people that there is no alliance between the TRS and the MIM. Hence KTR is repeatedly saying this and even Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav has taken pains to address the media and tell that the TRS has no alliance with the MIM.
But, what about the three hour long meeting that KCR himself had with MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi? In fact, the chair on which Asaduddin sat was meant for the Chief Minister rank personalities. In another MIM, TRS meeting, the home minister was made to sit on a steel chair, while Asaduddin was given a ViP seating. How will KCR explain these?