KCR Trying To Dent Congress With "Operation Akarsh"
The Telangana CM has began to woo senior and influential leaders from the Congress into the TRS.
Hyderabad | 7th September 2018
TRS President K Chandrashekar Rao, after creating a storm by dissolving the Telangana Assembly to advance the elections in the state in a bid to retain his firm political hold on Telangana, seems to be maneuvering to dent the opposition, especially the Congress, through his infamous "Operation Akarsh" to achieve his goal.
As part of this mission, KCR has began to woo senior and influential leaders from the Congress into the TRS, and thus stop his main adversary and "enemy number one" from fielding strong contestants in the upcoming polls.
Apart from holding secret parleys with senior Congress leaders himself, he has also deputed his confidantes like IT Minister K T Rama Rao, Advisor to the government G Vivek and others to trap more Congress leaders.
Accordingly KTR and Vivek called on Suresh Reddy, a senior Congress leader and former Assembly Speaker, at his residence and held discussions. They succeeded in their efforts to get Suresh Reddy to defect from the Congress to the TRS.
The already beleaguered Congress seems to be faced with even more defections. Two other Congress leaders, K Laxma Reddy popularly known as KLR who had earlier represented the Medchal constituency, and Prasad, a former minister from Vikarabad, seem to be in touch with the TRS. KCR is learnt to have already held discussions with KLR, and the latter is expected to switch over to the pink party in a day or two.
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