The TRS leadership is trying to solicit Seemandhra communities to win the GHMC election besides in Sanathnagar constituency represented by commercial taxes minister T. Srinivas Yadav, as part of its operation “SA Akarshan” in Hyderabad and Telangana.
Mr Yadav, Tummala Nageswara Rao who is minister roads and buildings others have been holding meetings with community members including the powerful Kamma businessmen, seeking the elections support.
A TRS leader reportedly said during a community meeting in Sanathnagar Assembly constituency “What do you get in defeating TRS nominees? You are living in Hyderabad. We will ensure full protection and support to you. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekar Rao has made it clear that the party has no ill will towards Seemandhra people living here; he is against leaders who looted Telangana.”
TRS MLA said in a meeting with Seemandhra people that “There is a general belief that Seemandhra people would vote for the Telugu Desam-BJP combine as they hate the TRS. The TD’s victory in the 2014 election in the state is a pointer. But a series of meetings and the recent Cantonment polls has seen a change in them too.” According to some TRS leaders, CM got a positive response from Mr Ramoji Rao. And Mr Yadav resignation was accepted by the speaker.
Before taking oath as minister, Mr Yadav had resigned from the membership of TDP and the Sanathnagar MLA seat. In 2009, out of 150 divisions the Congress had won 52 seats, TD 45, MIM 43, BJP five, and PR one besides four independents. The TRS had nil. Out of 24 Assembly constituencies in the GHMC area, TD has nine MLAs, BJP five, MIM seven and TRS three.