During an election assembly in Chevella constituency, some folks had been disvussing concerning the candidate – “He’s the richest candidate within the state. He doesn’t want energy to become profitable,” says a farm labour Shivamma who has come to hear Congress’ Konda Vishweshwar Reddy at Tangedapally mandal in Chevella Lok Sabha constituency.
As teams of folks collect at a venue in the summertime warmth, Reddy, who has belongings value Rs 223 crore, steps out of his Innova automotive in his easy apparel and informal sneakers.
An engineer-turned-entrepreneur, Reddy — son-in-law of C Pratap Reddy who’s the founder-chairman of the Apollo crew of Hospitals — arrives on the venue to handle a meeting of 150 folks and the instant a Congress employee selections up a mike to begin the programme, the facility is going off.
“The facility cuts had been there, however this has been taking place at Reddy’s marketing campaign venues over the previous few days,” claims Shakeel Ahmed, ex-sarpanch of Pudur mandal.
He accuses the TRS govt of constructing hurdles for Reddy who was once elected on TRS price ticket in 2014 however give up the birthday party and is contesting towards TRS’ G Ranjith Reddy, a non-local candidate.
Vishweshwar Reddy is the grandson of former Andhra Deputy leader minister Konda Venkata Ranga Reddy. The district of Ranga Reddy, previously referred to as Hyderabad Rural, was once renamed after this Congress chief.
After a couple of mins, the programme in any case begins and the gang cheers as Vishweshwar Reddy stands as much as talk.
“I didn’t transfer birthday party, I’m the place I used to be previous. However the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has modified its ideology.
“Congress works for the deficient and Sonia Gandhi (UPA chairperson) gave us Telangana,” he stated interesting the collection to vote for the hand image.
“For those who vote for Congress, Rahul Gandhi will transform high minister. For those who vote for BJP, Narendra Modi will transform PM. For those who vote for TRS, who will transform PM?” he asks and the gang responds announcing “nobody.”
As he ends his speech, he passes during the crowd giving high-fives and heads to the following prevent to handle some other public assembly.
“An individual like him does now not wish to bribe to get votes,” quips Shivamma, as she prepares to go away.
Vishweshwar Reddy’s convoy passes during the village and he begins speaking concerning the “upward thrust” of caste politics in Telangana, hitting out at TDP leader Chandrababu Naidu and TRS supremo and Telangana Leader Minister Ok Chandrashekar Rao.
Whilst Naidu sliced backward castes into Yadavs, Gouds and Kapus, TRS leader Ok Chandrashekar Rao went additional “touching communities having 1-2 in line with cent inhabitants”, he stated,
“That is destroying the material of Telangana and financial system of the state,” he says and objectives KCR’s scheme for shepherd group, the place the TRS founder promised to present sheep at subsidised charges.
Pointing to sheep and goats “procured from outdoor” grazing within the fields, he says, “Are you aware why biryani in Telangana tastes in a different way beneath the TRS regime? Our biryani was once superb as it was once constituted of particular number of sheep.”
“You can not manufacture sheep. So, he (KCR) introduced them from neighbouring states and the style is other,” he says and claims that goats as a substitute of sheep had been dispensed because of shortfall.
Likewise KCR has operating schemes for each minor group like barber and washermen beneath the backward group, he says and claims such schemes would possibly not yield ends up in Lok Sabha ballot.
“Telangana was once now not slightly a caste primarily based political machine in contrast to erstwhile Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
“In most cases, a Reddy fights some other Reddy. A Reddy by no means fights a Goud. I used to suppose probably the most astute caste flesh presser India ever produced was once Telugu Desam Birthday party (TDP) Leader Chandrababu Naidu. Now, KCR has surpassed Naidu in doing caste politics,” he alleges.
Requested concerning the ‘non-BJP, non-Congress entrance’ proposed by means of the TRS, he says, “When I used to be in TRS, it was once an embarrassing funny story, now this can be a humorous funny story. It is going to by no means be a truth,” and rushed to handle the following accumulating looking forward to him.
The “struggle is between the Congress and the TRS” with former having rural vote financial institution in 4 meeting segments out of 7 on this constituency, says a school graduate Srinivas Reddy whilst discussing the ballot scene within the constituency at a tea store at Parg.
A ways away, Eshwar Reddy, a senior citizen, who’s purchasing mangoes from an area haat, is way more vocal about his perspectives.
“The Congress has an edge right here as a result of Vishweshwar Reddy who’s an area particular person with a blank symbol and his circle of relatives has sturdy political background,” he stated. While TRS and BJP are relying on city votes to win in 3 meeting segments.
“TRS candidate Ranjith Reddy is an interloper from Karimnagar, however what is going in his favour is the benefit of being from the ruling birthday party within the state having native MLAs and powerful native cadres,” he added.
The BJP has fielded state common secretary and actual property businessman B Janardhan Reddy.
For fruit supplier Venkatesh, election is all about “cash energy” and it’s onerous to consider a rich candidate is not going to “purchase votes”.
The Chevella Lok Sabha constituency in KV Ranga Reddy district is thought of as to be the second one biggest parliamentary constituency within the state after Malkajgiri.
Out of 7 meeting segments within the constituency, 5 are held by means of the TRS and two by means of the Congress.
Elections to 17 Lok Sabha constituencies in Telangana shall be hung on April 11. The state will see a unmarried segment election and the counting of ballots for all of the nation shall be hung on Would possibly 23. #KhabarLive