BRS Manifesto

When United Andhra Pradesh was divided 10 years back, Assembly elections held for two Telugu states along with General Elections same time. After 5 years, then Telangana Chief Minister KCR was decided to go to early elections 6 months before than the scheduled time.

So, Assembly elections held in 2018 December in Telangana and 2019 April in AP. The decision by then Telangana Chief Minister KCR to hold early elections in 2018 is now being viewed as a strategic misstep that has led to significant challenges for the party.

Initially praised as a shrewd political move to secure a second term in power, the early elections have now resulted in setbacks for the BRS party. The recent loss in the general elections on December 3rd, coupled with KCR’s personal defeat in the Kamareddy Assembly constituency, has dealt a blow to the BRS party’s morale and standing.

The party’s condition is deteriorating, with MLAs and leaders openly expressing dissatisfaction and some even defecting to other parties. Senior leaders like Kadiam Srihari and K. Kesava Rao’s decision to leave the BRS has added to KCR’s concerns.

For instance, Station Ghanpur MLA Kadiam Srihari is set to join the Congress, a move that could potentially change the political landscape in the region. His inclusion in the Congress fold may lead to significant shifts in political equations, especially in Warangal.

There are also discussions about K. Kesava Rao and his daughter Vijaya Lakshmi, the GHMC mayor, potentially joining the Congress as well. The ongoing exodus of leaders from the BRS to other parties is prompting introspection within the party circles.

Many now believe that KCR’s decision to hold early elections has backfired, and the party is now paying the price for it. Looking ahead, the BRS faces the daunting task of rebuilding its cadre and preparing for the next elections, which will likely be challenging given the recent setbacks and internal turmoil.