KCR to grade MLAs based on survey
By DECCAN CHRONICLE | L Venkat Ram Reddy
Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao commissioned surveys to three agencies, including Prashant Kishors team, in all Assembly constituencies
HYDERABAD: Ahead of the TRS plenary on April 27, the party leadership is all set to grade MLAs based on their performances.
According to party sources, the grades will be based on three recent surveys done by separate independent agencies.
Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao commissioned surveys to three agencies, including Prashant Kishor’s team, in all the Assembly constituencies to assess the performance of the TRS MLAs and to gauge their chances of re-election in the next Assembly elections.
Party sources said that the survey findings were submitted to Rao last week.
He is currently evaluating them and he will grade each legislator accordingly.
These grades will be decisive as they will determine whether the incumbent MLAs ought to be given the party ticket in the next elections or be denied.
The party leadership is planning to give tickets six months prior to elections, unlike in the 2018 Assembly elections when tickets were given three months in advance.
“Surveys have been conducted to know the pulse of major sections of the society. The surveys covered colleges and universities where they sought the opinion of students and job seekers. Also covered were farmers and women self-help groups, who form a major chunk of voters, particularly with regard to their take on the state government’s welfare schemes and development programmes since 2014 and the performance of each MLA across parameters,” a senior TRS party leader said.
The MLAs are being graded on accessibility to constituency people, developments achieved during the tenure, responses to complaints and grievances of the people, characteristic traits and individual popularity.