How serious is KCR about entering Andhra Pradesh? If TRS/BRS sources are to be believed, KCR is quite serious about entering into AP politics. They claim that KCR will soon plan a massive public meeting in Vijayawada to show his strength and support. The meeting would specifically target the BC communities, who have been the bulwark of the party in neighbouring Telangana.
But, why Vijayawada? While Vijayawada is at the centre of AP and is a rail and road transport junction, the real reason is it is the closest district to Telagnana and a large number of TRS supporters from Nalgonda and Khammam can be easily mobilized to the public meeting. The Andhra-Telangana border is barely a-hour-and-a-half from Vijayawada. Places like Kodad, Suryapet, Nakrekar are quite close. Also, Vijayawada has the highest concentration of Telangana migrants, who study in the corporate educational institutions there. Hence, KCR reportedly selected Vijayawada.
Sources also say that KCR has requisitioned the services of his good friend and MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi. Both Vijayawada and Guntur have a significant Muslim population. Owaisi would mobilize the Muslims for the meeting. This will help establish the 'secular' character of the TRS, sources say. Hence, Owaisi has reportedly alerted all his contacts in this region.
More importantly, KCR wants to focus on the BCs, who have till now been quite close to the TDP. The BC community leaders would be wooed and would be given prominent positions in the organizing of the public meeting. KCR and his thinking heads hoped that there would be considerable mobilization from Guntur, Tenali, Repalle, Undavalli, Tadepalli and even Hanuman Junction for the meeting.