TDP, TRS wary of moving in for the kill - The New Indian Express

TDP, TRS wary of moving in for the kill

Published: 13th November 2012 09:19 AM

Last Updated: 13th November 2012 09:19 AM

With the MIM withdrawing its support to the state and central governments, the focus has shifted to the political responses of the TDP and TRS.

Political observers feel that the ongoing poaching operations “ by the YSR Congress would pose a grave threat to the state government in the coming days.

However, even if state government falls into minority, it is unlikely that either the TDP or the TRS will proceed to pull down the Congress government, which has a wafer-thin majority.

As both TDP and TRS are striving hard to gain turf in their respective strongholds, they are not likely to take the risk of facing early polls to the Assembly, political pundits say.

The TDP leadership feels that this is not the right time for the party to face early polls as Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy’s popularity still has not dwindled among the people.

So the TDP top brass wants some more time in which it will try to woo back its traditional voters, who are now backing the YSR Congress.

Even the TRS is not ready for snap polls as it wants to revive the Telangana agitation so as to regain the confidence of the people of the region to teach a fitting lesson to the Congress.

In a bid to prepare its cadres for the 2014 polls, the TRS has chalked out various agitational programmes till the budget session of Parliament. Hence, the TRS also feels that it is not the right time for it to pull down the state government.

As of now the Congress’ strength in the Assembly is 156 (155 + one independent). Of these 156 MLAs, three legislators have shifted their loyalties to Jagan Mohan Reddy. But their resignations are pending with speaker N Manohar.

The TDP has 86 MLAs (of them, one MLA, Suman Rathod’s membership has been scrapped by the courts and two others have joined the YSRC), and the TRS has 18 legislators (17 + one associate member).

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