Karim Nagar: Zilla and Mandal Parishad elections are going to be challenging for three major political parties in integrated Karimnagar district, as the parties are facing the heat of rebels at several places, with more numbers of candidates contesting in the elections.
There has been severe competition to all three major political parties- the TRS, Congress and BJP. Even though the rebels continued to haunt both the Congress and BJP parties, the state and district leadership had initiated efforts to persuade the rebel candidates to withdraw their nominations and support the candidates to whom the B-forms were allotted. But the trouble has been immense in ruling TRS as some of the key leaders, who defected from other parties, joined in TRS and fielded their supporters in the polls.
Out of the several candidates, who filed their nominations, only few of them withdrew and remaining are in fray as rebels in several places.
Around seven members from the TRS filed nominations for Choppadandi ZPTC seat that is reserved for SC women.
The leaders, who worked in TRS from the beginning, alleged that the party leadership has been ignoring them with the joining of new members from other parties.
The issue was also brought to the notice of TRS working president K.T. Rama Rao at Pragathi Bhavan in Hyderabad.
The TRS leadership has been trying to convince the rebels by explaining them that it would not be possible to allot seats to all of them and to some of the rebel candidates, the leadership promised them that they would be allotted in either Co-option membership or some nominated post, after the elections.
Meanwhile, TESCOB chairman Konduri Ravinder Rao appealed the rebel candidates to withdraw their nominations and support the candidates to whom the party had allotted B-forms. The party will definitely recognise the services of the senior leaders and will allot suitable posts to them in future. Ignoring the parties’ request, if they contest in the elections, disciplinary actions would be taken against them, he warned.
Apart from these, the parties are also going to face the heat from various communities.
In Mallial mandal of Jagtial district, like that of turmeric farmers, the representatives of 18 communities have decided to contest in Parishad elections and passed a resolution too.
They alleged that since several years, the people of Mallial mandal have been suffering due to acute shortage of drinking water and water for irrigation purpose.
On numerous occasions, the issue was brought to the notice of the government and other political parties, but in vain.
“To teach the political parties a fitting lesson, we are contesting in elections,” they added....