Relieved from Governor post, will Vidyasagar Rao return to active Telangana politics?
The News Mintue
Following the recent reshuffle of Governors of five states, Bhagat Singh Koshyari has replaced Ch Vidyasagar Rao as the Governor of Maharashtra after the latter completed his tenure. As Vidyasagar is one of the stalwarts produced by the Telangana BJP, there is a buzz in the political circles that he may now take an active role in the party’s state unit.
The BJP in the state has for some time now been rallying to emerge as an alternative to the ruling TRS, surprising everyone by increasing their tally of MPs from just one to four – in Adilabad, Karimnagar, Nizamabad and Secunderabad constituencies, following this year’s Lok Sabha elections.
Amidst the assertions to seize power in Telangana in 2023, several reports claimed that BJP leaders want to see the 77-year-old veteran leader begin his second innings as he had been active in state politics until taking charge as the Maharashtra Governor.
However, top sources from the party say that the leader may choose to stay away from active politics like other party stalwarts who acted as Governors earlier. The insider said that those who were posted as Governors and were more than 75 usually remain in the background in politics.