It has been quite some time one has heard about Congress party’s Rajya Sabha member K V P Ramachandra Rao. He has virtually gone silent these days without showing up anywhere.
Sources said KVP has been silently helping Telangana Rashtra Samithi in the present assembly elections, polling for which was held on Friday.
“He has been advising TRS president and caretaker chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao regularly on poll strategies and poll management in the final days. He is one Congress leader who regularly visits KCR’s farm house at Erravelli,” a source said.
One wonders why a Congress leader, who is supposed to help his own party, is working against it and helping a strong political rival.
Apparently, KVP is not happy with the way the Congress party has joined hands with his bitter rival – Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, against whom he has been waging a relentless battle, particularly on Polavaram project.
Secondly, being a strong Velama leader, KVP is favouring KCR who also belongs to his own community.
Thirdly, a section of Telangana Reddys who were loyal to former chief minister Y S Rajasekhar Reddy, is also taking his help in supporting the TRS, as they, too, did not like Naidu’s interference in Telangana politics.
Apparently, KVP has taken up the responsibility of luring some Congress candidates and also strong independents, particularly from Reddy community, into the TRS, if the win the elections.
He reportedly contacted D Sudheer Reddy and Malreddy Ranga Reddy, who are likely to win the elections.
“After these elections, KVP is expected to shift his loyalty to YSR Congress party in Andhra Pradesh and take up the responsibility of security victory for Y S Jaganmohan Reddy,” sources said.