The panchayat elections are not party-based but they sure will indicate which way the winds are blowing ahead of next year’s general elections.Four crore voters are expected to exercise their franchise and hence, this is going to be a litmus test for political parties in the State.
The Congress has reignited the Telangana fever with a public meeting at the Nizam College Grounds the other day and Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy unveiled a massive job fair, including 28,000 teacher posts, besides filling up key nominated posts to keep rural voters as well as party cadres happy.
In a rush to set things straight, he also reshuffled IAS and IPS officers.
The TDP is relying on its chief N Chandrababu Naidu’s district tours to bolster its chances while the YSRC honourary president YS Vijayamma held a seminar on panchayat raj in Warangal to gear up party workers for the polls. The TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao too is busy holding party meetings.