KCR to ensure Etela's defeat by hook or crook

Sat Jun 05 2021 12:34:26 GMT+0530 (IST)

Now that the battle lines are clearly drawn, the ruling TRS is all set to go the whole hog against Etala Rajender in Huzurabad. The party is planning big to ensure that Etela gets routed and his rebellion gets snuffed out. The TRS wants to win Huzurabad by a huge margin. The ruling party expects a bypoll somewhere in September in Huzurabad.

According to TRS insiders, several ministers will camp in Huzurabad to micro manage the constituency. A slew of developmental works would be launched soon and several long-pending issues would be addressed immediately. TRS sources also say that KCR might soon address a public meeting in Huzurabad to turn the tide against Etela. Once the election notification comes into force, he would address an election meeting also.

For the TRS, Huzurabad is very important because this is the first time a bye election is going to be held due to revolt. All other bypolls were held due to the demise of the sitting MLA. Etala has rebelled against KCR and raised a banner of revolt. So, this bypoll is very similar to the bypoll that was held long time ago in Siddipet. KCR has then rebelled against Chandrababu Naidu and resigned from the TDP. He was re-elected and the TRS was born. KCR does not want a repeat of Siddipet.

The TRS wants to send a message that is loud and clear to all the future dissidents by defeating Etela on his home turf. It will ensure that there would be no more rebellions in the party. KCR knows that several leaders in his party would wait for the Huzurabad verdict. If Etela wins, then more and more MLAs will become vocal. So, he wants to ensure the defeat of Etela in Huzurabad.