Jagan’s sister Sharmila launches party


Much before the onset of the election season, the political heat in Telangana state has picked up all of a sudden with the Congress replacing its PCC chief and a new party floated by former CM late YSR's daughter Sharmila Reddy. The BJP and TRS, two major political parties enjoying clout in the state, are also joining the political game and the coming one odd month may be hectic.

On Wednesday, newly appointed PCC chief A Revanth Reddy took over as the new president of the Congress party in the state capital and a show of strength by the tri-colour brigade was evident. The new PCC chief threw a challenge to TRS chief KCR during his speech and the war of words between the parties is likely to assume new proportions in coming weeks. The Congress was in a precarious position till date. On Thursday, the state witnessed a major political development when YS Sharmila, the daughter of deceased chief minister YS Rajashekhar Reddy floated YSRTP, a new political outfit in the state. The party reportedly conducted a ground level survey in 72 assembly segments of the state and it exuded confidence that the new political party enjoys considerable chunk of support base in those pockets. Both Congress and YSRTP are aiming to attract new inflows into their parties.

On the other hand, TRS, the ruling party in Telangana, is also sparing no efforts and there is news that the president of the Telangana state committee of TDP L Ramana has announced his defection into the TRS. The TDP is likely to lose one more leader from its bandwagon. the BJP boosted with the promotion of minister Kishan Reddy to the cabinet level in the national government is also fuelling the tempo by speeding up electioneering in Huzurabad segment for which a by-election is slated in next few weeks.

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