Adilabad: As polling date fast approaches, the TRS has lured a number of senior leaders from the TD and BJP into its fold in order to cut the winning chances of the rival candidates in the Adilabad seat.
TRS Nirmal district president and former Zilla Panchayat (ZP) chairman Lolam Shyamsunder and defeated BJP MLA Swarna Reddy joined the TRS in the presence of minister Allola Indrakaran Reddy and TRS candidate Godam Nagesh.
The two leaders will be introduced to Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao during the meeting scheduled to be held on April 7 in Nirmal.
Swarna Reddy who is a practicing doctor in Nirmal had supported Allola Indrakaran Reddy in the 2014 elections.
In the 2018 elections she contested as a BJP candidate and got 16,000 votes. Lolam Shyamsunder had close relations with Godam Nagesh when the duo was in the Telugu Desam.
Nirmal is a communal sensitive area where both the communities have been at loggerheads many times in the past. The AIMIM had supported the TRS and its candidates in the Assembly elections.
AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi had attended a public meeting in the last leg of election campaigning in support of Allola Indrakaran Reddy in the Assembly elections.
In the Old Adilabad district, the three major parties -TRS, Congress and BJP focus on their traditional vote bank in Nirmal, Adilabad and Bhainsa towns, which are communal sensitive areas.
News doing the rounds is that the voting patterns would be different this time especially among the minorities, unlike in the Assembly elections.
It is being said that the minorities may take note of the prevailing political situation in the country into consideration before they exercise their vote.
TRS leaders are of the opinion that the party candidates will get a majority from the minority votes since they have become more favourable to the TRS in the wake of some schemes being implemented for their welfare and development in the state.
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