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KCR, Gandhis share bitter equation rooted within the beginning of Telangana

The management of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), which not too long ago rechristened itself as Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), by no means felt comfy with the Congress social gathering or Gandhi household.

The Gandhi household has not forgiven TRS founder and Telangana Chief Minister Ok. Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) for allegedly going again on his phrase to merge TRS with the Congress if it carves out Telangana State.

After the Parliament handed Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2014 to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh, KCR alongside together with his relations had referred to as on then Congress president Sonia Gandhi to thank her. The Congress leaders had anticipated that after the assembly, KCR will announce the merger of his social gathering with the Congress.

Nevertheless, KCR determined to take care of a separate id of TRS to work for constructing Telangana. The bitterness between the 2 events has solely elevated since then.

After successful the 2014 elections with a easy majority to kind the primary authorities in Telangana, KCR lured prime leaders from each the Congress and the Telugu Desam Social gathering (TDP) to affix TRS. A number of Congress legislators defected to the TRS quickly after the 2014 elections.

Regardless of retaining energy in 2018 with a thumping majority in 119-member Meeting, TRS continued to woo MLAs from Congress. The grand outdated social gathering misplaced a dozen MLAs to TRS in 2019 and likewise the standing of predominant opposition social gathering within the Meeting.

Almost 9 years after formation of Telangana State, the Congress social gathering nonetheless seems clueless to regain the misplaced floor in its former stronghold.

Reeling beneath defections of a number of leaders and legislators and humiliating defeats in by-elections, the social gathering appears to be in disarray. Infighting and lack of any charismatic determine have added to the woes of the grand outdated social gathering.

Bharat Jodo Yatra of Rahul Gandhi introduced some enthusiasm to elevate the spirit of demoralized cadre and the state Congress chief A. Revanth Reddy is making an attempt to maintain the momentum with ongoing padyatra as a part of Hath Se Hath Jodo marketing campaign however the social gathering faces huge odds in 2023 Meeting polls.

The Congress social gathering faces the most important problem to its survival as BJP seems to have occupied the area of principal contestant for ruling BRS.

In each 2014 and 2018, the Congress social gathering was the principle rival for BRS however this time the social gathering could face the subsequent polls even with out this standing.

Political observers say that within the narrative of BRS versus BJP constructed by the saffron social gathering, Congress social gathering could face the going powerful.

In 2014, the Congress social gathering might win 22 seats whereas it was a catastrophe in 2018. It might win simply 19 seats, although it had cast electoral alliance with the TDP, the Left events and a few smaller events.

When KCR first mooted the concept of a nationwide different in 2018, he was concentrating on each BJP and Congress, blaming them for the issues confronted by the nation. This stand was not in sync with different regional events who see BJP because the primary enemy and weren’t averse to becoming a member of fingers with the Congress.

After apparently failing to unite the regional events for a 3rd different, KCR not too long ago turned TRS into BRS to broaden the social gathering to different states.

The BRS continues to see Congress as its opponent in Telangana. A bitter disagreement between the leaders of the 2 events had been persevering with for a number of years.

On one event, KCR had dubbed Rahul Gandhi because the ‘greatest buffoon’ within the nation.

“Everybody is aware of what Rahul Gandhi is�the most important buffoon within the nation. The entire nation has seen how he went and hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament and winked,” KCR had mentioned.

Rahul Gandhi throughout his go to to Telangana final yr had lambasted KCR and referred to as him a ‘king’ who shattered the goals of individuals of Telangana. The Congress chief had additionally dominated out any alliance with the TRS.

KCR’s social gathering had ridiculed Rahul Gandhi and requested him who needs to affix fingers with the Congress social gathering.

On Rahul Gandhi’s attraction to individuals of Telangana to provide one probability to Congress, KCR’s son Ok.T. Rama Rao had remarked that folks gave Congress 10 probabilities nevertheless it ruined the state and the nation. He had additionally ridiculed ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’.

“The Congress did not play its position because the principal Opposition social gathering and likewise defend itself from the BJP. As an alternative of ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, Rahul Gandhi ought to take up ‘Congress Jodo’ train earlier than it’s too late. There isn’t a assure that the Congress can survive after the 2024 elections,” KTR had mentioned.

Throughout Bharat Jodo Yatra in Telangana, Rahul Gandhi had made enjoyable of TRS changing into BRS.

“If the chief minister of Telangana believes that he’s operating a nationwide social gathering that’s completely okay. There isn’t a downside, he can consider it. That can also be high-quality if he’s operating a worldwide social gathering,” Rahul had taunted.

Hitting again on the Congress chief, KTR had mockingly referred to as him a global chief and wannabe PM. He reminded the Congress chief that he had misplaced his personal parliamentary seat (Amethi) within the elections.

“Worldwide chief Rahul Gandhi who can’t even win his personal parliament seat in Amethi ridicules Telangana CM KCR’s nationwide social gathering ambition. Wannabe PM ought to first persuade his individuals to elect him as an MP,” KTR had mentioned.

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