Y S Sharmila (centre)
Y S Sharmila (centre)

HYDERABAD: Y S Sharmila Reddy, daughter of late Y S Rajashekara Reddy and sister of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy launched her own party 'YSR Telangana Party' (YSRTP) on Thursday in Hyderabad.

Much before the onset of an election season, the political heat in Telangana state picked up all of a sudden after the Congress replaced its PCC chief and, a new party is floated by former CM late YS Rajasekara Reddy's daughter Sharmila Reddy. The BJP and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) two major political parties enjoying clout in the state are also joining the political gaming and the coming one odd month period may prove hectic for the political activity in the state.

On Wednesday the 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 challenge to the TRS chief K. Chandrashekar Rao during his speech and the war of words between the parties is likely to assume new proportions in the coming weeks.

The Congress was in a precarious position till date and new blood seems infused what with the rally of the party in the state capital. 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 at attracting new inflows into their parties.

On the other hand the TRS, ruling party in Telangana is also sparing no stone unturned and there is a 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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