Telangana and the Goud effect on TRS
Devender Goud, the Telangana protagonist, who resigned from Telugu Desam, will announce his new political outfit after a brainstorming session with Telangana intellectuals on June 28 at Hyderabad.
The prospect of Goud starting his own party is creating ripples in the Telangana Rashtra Samiti, which is espousing the cause of separate Telangana. The TRS ideologue, Prof K. Jayasankar, party adviser on irrigation matters R. Vidyasagar Rao and some other intellectuals, who are backing TRS chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao called on Devender Goud at his residence on Tuesday.
It is learnt that KCR sent Prof Jayasankar as an emissary to have some sort of co-ordination with Goud’s party. However,according to reports, Goud bluntly rejected the proposal of a tie-up with the TRS.
The TRS leadership apparently feels that since Goud belongs to the backward community and his goal is the same as that of the TRS, there may be mass migrations from the party to Goud’s outfit in the backdrop of the recent debacle in the recent by polls.
A day after Devender Goud quit the Telugu Desam, the TRS general secretary, V. Prakash, announced that he was quitting the party. Prakash cited the party president, K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s style of functioning as the reason for his quitting the TRS. Prakash declared that he would work for unifying Telangana forces. He did not rule out joining Goud’s proposed outfit.
The TRS leadership fears more resignations in the days to come. Telangana employees associations and some intellectuals have already rallied behind Goud. The balladeer Gaddar greeted Goud at the Telangana martyrs memorial on Monday.
In Warangal, meanwhile, Telugu Desam (TD) senior leader Kadiam Srihari said that he would not leave the party. He added however that there was no change in his stand demanding separate Telangana.