Hyderabad: The transfer by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to discipline former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao’s daughter S. Vani Devi as its candidate for the Telangana Legislative Council is one other try by the state’s ruling social gathering to personal the legacy of the late chief thought of the daddy of India’s financial reforms.
Vani Devi’s selection as the candidate for Hyderabad-Rangareddy-Mahabubnagar graduates’ constituency is being seen as a masterstroke by TRS President and Chief Minister Ok. Chandrasekhar Rao to kill many birds with one stone.
Facing a resurgent BJP following its latest electoral success, the TRS got here out with a shock to counter the saffron social gathering and wrest the seat from it.
The BJP has once more fielded Ramachandra Rao from this constituency which goes to polls on March 14 together with Nalgonda-Warangal-Khammam graduate constituency.
Over 5.17 lakh graduates within the state capital and surrounding districts are eligible to forged their votes.
Congress has fielded its senior chief and former legislator G. Chinna Reddy for Hyderabad-Rangareddy-Mahabubnagar seat. The grand previous social gathering, already in disarray resulting from collection of defections and ballot defeats, is hoping to bounce again.
However, political observers say that the selection of a lady and that too daughter of a former Prime Minister will make it robust for each the BJP and the Congress.
As Vani Devi is a Brahmin like Ramachandra Rao, the TRS will likely be trying to wean away the voters from the saffron social gathering.
The TRS selection can be vital as Vani Devi is an artist, an educationist and a social activist. The ruling social gathering will likely be banking on her background to counter eminent educational Professor Nageshwar Rao, a former member of Council who’s prone to contest an impartial and anticipated to be backed by the Left events and Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS).
“Nominating Vani Devi as TRS candidate is another step of KCR appropriating late Prime Minister Narasimha Rao’s legacy. This follows numerous actions of the Chief Minister in owning PV, who during his last days was allegedly ignored by the Congress party,” mentioned political analyst P. Raghavenra Reddy.
He believes that the principle contest is prone to be between incumbent Ramchandra Rao and Nageshwar Rao, who’s hottest amongst all contestants. “Considering the scenario, the TRS move, though symbolic in nature, will serve the purpose of making a statement in Telangana,” Reddy mentioned.
Ever since formation of Telangana, Chandrasekhar Rao tried to personal the legacy of Narasimha Rao, the primary chief from south and the one Telugu to turn out to be the Prime Minister.
Highlighting the achievements of ‘Telangana’s beloved son’, the TRS chief demanded that nation’s highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna be conferred on the late chief for his contributions to the nation as the architect of financial reforms.
Attempt to counter Congress
KCR’s transfer was seen as an try and counter Congress, which faces criticism from rivals for dumping its personal chief.
KCR all the time tried to rekindle the Telangana sentiment by invoking legacy of Narasimha Rao, who was born in Vangara village in Karimnagar district, now part of Telangana state.
Narasimha Rao, who additionally served as the Chief Minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh and as a Central minister, was recognized as a scholar, statesman, a polyglot and an writer.
Despite objections from Muslim teams and his pleasant social gathering Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), KCR went forward with the previous Prime Minister’s delivery centenary celebrations.
KCR, who launched the centenary celebrations on June 28, launched Rs 10 crore for year-long celebrations. He additionally introduced that the celebrations will likely be organised in 51 nations, the place Narasimha Rao has admirers.
If Vani Devi will get elected to Telangana Council, she would be the first member from his household to be elected to the legislature within the new state.
Earlier, Narasimha Rao’s eldest son P.V. Ranga Rao had served as minister in undivided Andhra Pradesh.
A Congress chief, he served as Education Minister within the cupboard of Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy (1992-94).
He was twice elected to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly from Hanamkonda in Warangal district of Telangana area. He additionally served as a member of the Legislative Council.
Narasimha Rao’s different son Rajeshwar Rao was elected to Lok Sabha from Secunderabad in 1996.
Meanwhile, Vani Devi filed her nomination on Monday however the election officers knowledgeable her that her nomination papers weren’t within the right format. She will now file her nomination on Tuesday.
Earlier, she paid tributes to her late father at PV Gnana Bhoomi on the banks of Hussain Sagar. She was accompanied by TRS chief Ok. Keshava Rao and state minister T. Srinivas Yadav, who appealed to all different events to point out respect to the late chief by guaranteeing unanimous election of his daughter.
Vani Devi thanked KCR for nominating her as TRS candidate. “I will do my best to live up to his expectations,” she mentioned.
She additionally referred to as on KCR to thank him and accumulate the B-form. She then visited Gun Park close to the Assembly to pay tributes to Telangana martyrs.
Meanwhile, Narasimha Rao’s grandson and Telangana BJP chief N.V. Subhash criticized KCR for fielding his aunt in MLC polls. He alleged that the TRS chief is attempting to separate Brahmin votes.
He mentioned it was a determined try by the TRS as it is aware of very properly that Ramachandra Rao goes to win the seat.
The BJP candidate mentioned the TRS was making her a scapegoat by fielding her in MLC elections. He mentioned even when KCR or his son KTR contest in opposition to Ramchandra Rao, they are going to be defeated. He needed to know why KCR has not nominated Vani Devi to the Rajya Sabha.