Will TRS back Anna Hazare for President of India's post?

Wed May 25 2022 12:32:32 GMT+0530 (IST)

Is this the masterstroke that Telangana CM and TRS chief KCR is talking about? Yes, say those in the know. KCR has an ace up his sleeve and according to those close to the TRS establishment, this move of KCR will sweep everyone off the floor. The masterstroke is to make anti-corruption crusader, social activist and rural reconstruction leader Annasaheb Hazare the presidential candidate.

KCR is all set to meet Anna Hazare and is planning to make him the presidential candidate for the upcoming elections to be held in July. He would be the candidate of the non-BJP, non-Congress political front. Anna Hazare would readily find acceptance from a wide spectrum of political establishment.

This move will ensure that the Congress candidate and the BJP candidate would have a tough time with several parties like the DMK, Janata Dal Secular, Trinamool Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party support Anna Hazare. After all, Kejriwal began his political activism with the India Against Corruption movement spearheaded by Anna Hazare.

Sources say that Anna Hazare's entry would upset the Congress applecart. It would ensure that the Congress is pushed to the third position in the presidential election. Thus, the Congress would not be in a position to dictate the terms in the 2024 elections. KCR is said to be planning to meet Anna Hazare soon.

But, will Anna Hazare accept the offer? The 84-year-old activist's aversion to politics is well known. How will he react to KCR's proposal? Let's wait and see how the story unfolds.