Since formation of Telengana Rastra Samithi Chandrasekhar rao emerged as sole champion of Telengana and to some extent damped down the caste divisions in region. People of all castes and communities except some BC and Dalith leaders who were with left groups in the past solidly stood behind him.
The series of changes that are taking place in the political front posing challenges to his position now.
First debacle in the by elections dampened the spirit of the cadre and now Devender goud is sprouting up as new leader and attracting a lot of backward communities to his side. Leaders in the region saying now hereafter just advocacy of Telengana not going to get votes the caste also will be counted.