The ruling TRS in Telangana seems to be facing a unique problem. While the Opposition is no match for the TRS, the party is finding itself riven by groupism. Though the TRS boss is taking a very serious view of the dissidence against the official candidates, some of his closest associates are rebelling against him.
His trusted friend Jupalli Krishna Rao is on a warpath these days. Finding that the sitting MLA, who defected from the Congress, is holding key to the distribution of tickets and is denying his supporters tickets, Jupally Krishna Rao has put up rebel candidates in Kollapur. What more, his supporters are contesting on Forward Block tickets. Though KCR has called him to Hyderabd, Krishna Rao is not budging. In another development, Minister Malla Reddy is facing rough weather what with former Medchal MLA M Sudhir Reddy raising a banner of revolt. He was shaken when his trusted ally Darga Dayakar Reddy joined the Congress after his mayoral aspirations were trashed. Malla Reddy has to rush to him and placate him. Within two hours, Dayakar Reddy returned to the TRS, but all is still not well in Medchal constituency.
KCR has taken a serious view of the dissidence within the party. He has asked the dissidents to fall in line and back the official candidates. However, the dissidents are sticking to their stance in several places despite entreaties from no less a person than KCR.