TRS circles apprehensive about BJP making inroads
From wanting elections to municipalities as early as possible, the mood in TRS cadre has dramatically changed and now they wish that the elections did not take place any time now. It was till the other day that the TRS workers were anxiously looking for elections, particularly after the party president and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao emphatically told a meeting recently that the polls will be held in August at any cost. But that was no longer the situation as the cadre was apprehensive about the inroads that the BJP was trying to make, aided by the perceived groundswell in its support base after abrogation of Article 370 that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
The Kashmir sentiment has taken aback the TRS leaders who were on a high that the party was determined to prove its mettle in municipal elections after suffering setbacks at the hands of BJP in Parliament elections. The TRS party had gone to Parliament elections with the slogan that it will win 16 out of 17 seats. But, the BJP won four and Congress three seats, reducing the tally of TRS to nine. The biggest setback for TRS was the defeat of Mr. Rao’s daughter and Nizamabad MP K. Kavitha.