Municipal Administration Minister K T Rama Rao, who has been making the leaders to support the party’s official candidates, made it clear that party won’t change Rajaiah as the candidate from Station Ghanpur. As the ruling party has been facing the rebel trouble before the elections, Minister K T Rama Rao took the job of pacifying the leaders. While some of the leaders have left the party, some others are planning to contest as rebel candidates in their respective constituencies.
In Station Ghanpur in Warangal district, the sitting MLA T Rajaiah is campaigning on one hand and on the other hand, the followers of Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari were demanding ticket to their leader. The leaders of seven mandals in the constituency said that they would resign if the candidate was not changed. Rama Rao on Monday called Deputy CM Kadiyam Srihari to Pragathi Bhavan in wake of the tussle between him and the party candidate T Rajaiah. It is also learnt that Srihari has asked the leaders to support the party’s candidate as the decision was taken by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao.
There were rumours that Srihari was also looking to change the party. After supporters of Kadiyam Srihari created a commotion over the seat allocation to Rajaiah, TRS leader KT Rama Rao interfered. Sources say that KTR has convinced Kadiyam to give up the seat, following which he made a public statement. Speaking to the media, Srihari also rubbished the rumours that he will be joining the Congress. “There is no intention of me joining the Congress party. I will take care of the party internal affairs and stay with it,” he added.