Hyderabad: The Congress is sceptical of the impact of the proposed political party of TJAC chairman Prof. Kodandaram. If he goes it alone, he may eat into the anti-establishment vote, the party says.
“We hope Prof. Kodandaram will have a tie-up or an understanding with the Congress to defeat the TRS. If he wants the new party to contest alone, it will cut into the anti-establishment vote against the TRS and may prove beneficial to Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao,” TPCC general secretary Dasoju Sravan said.
He said the vote split would occur among the same sections and caste groups between the Congress and the TJAC. People would be left with a limited choice in elections, Dr Sravan said.
When contacted, Prof. Kodandaram said, “We are in the fourth phase of our agitation. The first three phases were intended to seek change in the nature of administration by the first TS government, but people have started asking us to come out with an alternative political agenda. We have reached a stage where we cannot escape from these compulsions.” He said the TJAC was seriously considering floating a political alternative.