In 2004 and 2009 polls it had contested in alliance with Congress first time and next time with TDP. But now he is attempting to go it alone for the first time, convincing its cadre on its strengths. Party's polit bureau member Cheruku Sudhakar, who was with the party since beginning and had quit the party this week, alleged that all the committees in the party are 'show pieces' only.
Congress MP G Vivek, son of Congress veteran and SC leader G Venkata Swamy, who had shifted to TRS few months ago protesting against the delay on Telangana, is also reportedly reconsidering to return back to original party. According to surveys that he conducted in his constituency, he is likely to get more votes as the Congress candidate, than on TRS ticket.
He is representing Peddapalli in Karimnagar district, which is considered to be strong-hold for TRS. He is also unhappy as the party is refusing to allot requested assembly seat to his elder brother and former minister B Vinod in neighboring Adilabad district.
TRS President K Chadrasekhar Rao is facing allegations of going back mainly on two issues. Since a long time he has been assuring people that the first Chief Minister of Telangana will be a dalit (scheduled caste). But, now he is working hard to get the post for himself. According to sources the main reason that Congress-TRS failed to go together because the former refused to give any assurance to Rao of making him as Chief Minister.
Secondly, the growing influence of KCR family members in TRS is one more reason. Till now his son K T Rama Rao and nephew T Harish Rao are MLAs. This time, he is promoting his daughter Kavitha to contest in Lok Sabha polls. Last week, he openly supported his family members playing key role in the party stating that "it is common in Indian politics that family member's takes active part. My family members also went to jail, will continue to take active part”.
Rubbishing his argument, TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu warned people while saying that "if you vote TRS, KCR will give positions to all his family members, but if you vote TDP then I will give jobs to youths."
With the bifurcation of the state, Sudhakar said that no longer KCR continues to spread emotions and get votes. As presently all political parties in the fray are those who supported bifurcation of the state, he said it is the time for all to come together on a common programme for faster development of the region.
KCR earlier announced they are exploring alliances with MIM and CPI. But there was no response from MIM. Even CPI was fed-up with its efforts to bring together Congress and TRS and now thinking that going with the Congress would be beneficial for it.