The decision of Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to dissolve the state assembly and go in for early elections might prove a historic blunder on his part.
This is the opinion being expressed by some of his party colleagues now, after feeling the negative vibes from the people at several places.
Contrary to the claims of the TRS leaders and the party’s media houses, the people are said to be revolting against the local MLAs at several places, as they had done little in the last four years.
“We should have gone for polls as per the original schedule in April, since it would have given sufficient time for the party leadership and the government to tighten the administration and expedite the schemes. It would have improved the party position to a great extent,” a party leader said.
The announcements of party tickets to almost all the sitting candidates, barring a few, has also turned out be a negative factor for the TRS, as majority of the MLAs were either non-performers or corrupt. The TRS chief apparently thought the people would vote for them, looking at his face.
The Congress leaders also feel that the early elections came as a blessing in disguise for them. PCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Thursday said KCR had dug his own political grave by dissolving assembly nine months ahead of schedule.
He said KCR had not expected that the Opposition parties, particularly the Congress, TDP and other parties would come together to form a grand alliance.
“That is why, out of frustration and fear of a humiliating defeat, KCR has been making baseless and senseless allegations against the opposition leaders,” he said.