KCR keeps Peddireddy, Ramana guessing

Mon Aug 02 2021 18:38:08 GMT+0530 (IST)

Count on KCR for doing the unthinkable. He is a past-master in the art of keeping the rivals guessing with his mercurial moves. He is demonstrating this ability in a great measure in Huzurabad constituency which will go to the bypolls soon. He is keeping the BJP and its candidate Eatala Rajender guessing about who his rival would be in the upcoming elections.

In a sudden and unexpected move, he announced that Kaushak Reddy, who joined the TRS from the Congress Party, would be made an MLC under the Governor's quota. This move caught everyone unawares. Everyone thought that Kaushik Reddy's career has hit a road block as his audio clips, which claimed that he would get the TRS ticket, went viral. He made these claims even while trying for a Congress ticket.  This had thoroughly exposed him and made him useless for the TRS. However, KCR felt that if Kaushik Reddy gets no post, it would send wrong signals to others who want to join the TRS. So, he suddenly announced that Reddy would be made an MLC.

At the same time, this has opened questions about what will happen to senior leaders like L Ramana and Peddireddy, who too had left their parties and joined the TRS. Will both Peddireddy and L Ramana get similar opportunities? L Ramana left the post of the Telangana president of the TDP and joined the TRS. During the time of his joining, KCR has said that he would be given a key post. But, he has not spelt what the reward would be. As for Peddireddy, no promise was made to him. So, how will KCR reward them is the crucial question.

What if L Ramana is made the party's candidate for Huzurabad bypoll and then he loses out to Eatala in the bypoll? In that case, will L Ramana be compensated? Similarly, what about Peddireddy? As of now, KCR is keeping everyone guessing.