Hyderabad: The TSRTC has turned into such a headache for Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao that he has changed his mind about campaigning for his TRS candidate in the Huzurnagar by-election.
He was to address a public meeting on October 18, but the intense RTC stir and suicide of two RTC drivers have weakened his resolve. It has left party leaders hanging, though they put on a brave face and insist that the public meeting will happen, come what may.
The police, which has to take care of the VIP's arrangements for a public meeting, also disclosed that it has no confirmation from the Chief Minister's Office about a public meeting on either October 17 or 18.
Suryapet police sources also have not received any application from the TRS seeking permission for a public meeting by the CM. Hence some TRS leaders feel he may not visit.
Party working president K.T. Rama Rao also cancelled his road shows in Huzurnagar this past wee-kend. He has addressed only one road show, that on October 8.
In view of intensifying RTC stir, the top TRS leadership feels opposition parties may provoke RTC workers to create some trouble during the ruling party's campaign. Internal reports suggest that the party candidate has an edge, TRS sources pointed out, and no one wants to disturb this....