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KCR gives priority to Mothkupalli, ignores Kadiyam

KCR gives priority to Mothkupalli, ignores Kadiyam

It looks like former minister and firebrand Dalit leader Mothkupalli Narasimhulu will soon get a prominent post and position in the Telangana Rashtra Samithi and the government soon.

It was evident from the way Mothkupalli was given importance at the preparatory meeting convened by TRS president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on the implementation of Dalit Bandhu scheme at Pragathi Bhavan on Monday evening.

Though Mothkupalli is neither an MLA nor a leader from any political party, he was provided seating adjacent to KCR at the meeting which was attended by public representatives of four assembly constituencies – Madhira, Tungaturthy, Kalwakurthy and Jukkal – where Dalit Bandhu scheme would be implemented in one mandal in each of them, apart from Vasala Marri in Yadadri Bhongir district and Huzurabad in Karimnagar district.

Though Mothkupalli has been showering praises on the TRS government and KCR ever since he had quit the Bharatiya Janata Party a couple of months ago, he has not yet officially joined the TRS. He is planning to hold a big meeting of Dalits in Bhongir constituency where he would take entry into the party.

By giving a seat to Mothkupalli adjacent to him at the Dalit Bandhu preparatory meeting, KCR indicated that the former minister is going to be rewarded with a prominent position in the party and a post in the government.

There is a talk that the chief minister would get a statutory status for Dalit Bandhu scheme by creating Dalit Bandhu Samanvaya Samithi on the lines of Rythu Bandhu and appoint Mothkupalli as its chairman. This would also fetch the TRS a considerable mileage in the upcoming Huzurabad by-election.

Alternatively, there are rumours that KCR would nominate Narasimhulu as an MLC and take him into the state cabinet, giving him the portfolio of SC Welfare. This also cannot be ruled out, say sources.

Interestingly, KCR completely sidelined another prominent Dalit leader Kadiyam Srihari. He was nowhere to be seen in the meeting held by the chief minister on Monday; apparently, he did not get the invitation.

Though Kadiyam was called for a meeting convened by KCR at Karimnagar a couple of weeks ago to discuss the implementation of Dalit Bandhu in Huzurabad, he was not given any task with regard to the scheme. 

With Mothkupalli entering the scene, the chances of Kadiyam getting the nomination to the state legislative council have also become very weak, sources said.

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