KCR's latest headache

Thu May 13 2021 08:47:53 GMT+0530 (IST)

KCR has another headache to handle in the coming months. Six of the MLCs in the council are about to complete their term and at least some of the MLCs may not be given an extension this time as KCR has to accommodate other key leaders. This is sure to leave some sitting MLCs and several aspirants unhappy.

The biggest fear for KCR is that those who may be benched might simply go over to Etela Rajendra, who is meeting the disgruntled TRS leaders. If leaders from either Reddy or BC community cross over to Etela, he could paint KCR as anti-Reddy and anti-BC. The term of council's chairperson Gutta Sukhender Reddy, deputy chairperson Neti Vidyasagar, chief whip Bodakunti Venkateshwarlu, former deputy CM Kadiyam Srihari, former minister Fariduddin and Akula Lalitha is set to expire on June 3. If a notification is issued, then KCR will have to choose his nominees. Who will he choose and who will he drop is the big question. Those kept aside or ignored would become unhappy and might walk into Etela's camp. If he same team is continued, then other aspirants, who have been entertaining high hopes, would become disgruntled and could be lured by Etela.

Leaders like Sirikonda Madhusudanachary, Tullapalli Ravinder Rao, who had worked very hard for Nagarjunasagar victory, former MP Sitaram Nayak, Kotireddy of Nagarjunasagar who had withdrawn from the race in favour of Nomula Bhaat, former MP Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy, former MLA Payam Venkateshwarlu and others are eyeing an MLC post.  If denied ticket, these leaders might go over to Etela Rajender.