30 per cent of TRS MLAs unlikely to get party ticket in Telangana?

These legislators have been facing headwinds in their constituencies; surveys ask TRS to undertake course correction

Published: 16th April 2018 03:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th April 2018 03:35 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

HYDERABAD: At least 25 to 30 per cent MLAs of the ruling TRS are likely to be denied the party ticket in the coming Assembly polls. Though chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had earlier told his party legislators that sitting members would be given the ticket, according to the latest survey reports, 30 per cent of the party MLAs are facing headwinds in their constituencies, which means that they may be shown the door.

The allegation of corruption, failure to address the needs of the party cadres, inability to mingle with people, apathy to publicising government schemes and complacency that the chief minister Rao and IT minister KT Rama Rao will shoulder the burden of electioneering are said to be working against these MLAs who are under the scanner.

The TRS leadership has gathered considerable feedback from people by conducting three surveys so far. It has ordered another survey by the intelligence department. According to a senior leader, the findings of the surveys advised the leadership to undertake course correction in constituencies where party MLAs are facing people’s wrath. Not surprisingly, all these legislators are said to have been put on notice by the leadership and asked to mend their ways and mingle with electors by staying in their respective constituencies.

According to sources, the survey reports concluded that newly-introduced welfare measures for BCs, KCR Kits, Aasara Pensions, Kalyana Lakshmi/Shadi Mubarak and input subsidy for farmers are receiving good response. The party has also gathered information on potential candidates who could win in segments where TRS MLAs are facing headwinds.

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