The Telugu Desam Party in Telangana, which is totally beleaguered with the defection of several of its seniors to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi and some to the Congress party, is desperately trying to retain its identity and give some morale booster to the party cadre which sees no future for the party.
In a bid to rejuvenate the cadre, the Telangana TDP started a two-day training classes for the party workers from Thursday.
The training would cover subjects such as the farmers’ situation in the State, drought, crop loans, farmer suicides, spurious seeds supply, unemployment problem, delay in notifications and irrigation projects redesigning apart from training party cadre on usage of social media.
On January 6, the Telangana TDP would chalk out strategy for the ‘Palle Palle Ku Telugu Desam’ programme which is slated to begin from January 18.
“The party has strong followers in every village and we have to make them aware on failures of the government during the programme,” senior TDP leader and former MP Ravula Chandrasekhar Reddy said.
However, the party does not seem to have any strong action plan, since it has no chances of coming to power in Telangana in the given scenario.
With their boss N Chandrababu Naidu maintaining close relations with Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, it is doubtful whether the TDP leaders would even make a statement against KCR, let alone fighting the elections against him.
The TDP cannot join hands with the Congress party and its relations with the BJP, too, are crumbling.
So, what can it do? It might retain identity at least to some extent, if it can fight the polls alone and win a couple of seats, if it can.